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Commodore64

Great Gianna Sisters

Great Gianna Sisters
GenreArcade Platform
Developer / PublisherRainbow Arts
Released1987
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:9.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
A great 2D arcade platform similar to the Nintendo's Super Mario series, offering lots of fun. Released on Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX2 (a ZX Spectrum version was cancelled).
 
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Great Gianna SistersYou control either Giana or her sister Maria. Giana has a strange dream while asleep... She finds herself in a strange mysterious world, where everything is completely different. Gravity has almost disappeared - sometimes one feels like flying away - and everywhere there are unexplainable buildings and structures. Old grottos and deserted castles seem to hide lots of secrets, and frightening and hideous creatures appear. This wouldn't be too bad, except that Giana can't leave this world unless she finds the magic, huge jewel.
While searching for that, you collect blue dream crystals in order to raise your stamina (suffering from the evil creatures on your way) and also to be able to success to the next level. The way you collect those crystals is similar to the Mario series: jump against these rocks from below, and these will give you the crystals (most of the time). Note that sometimes the rocks hide enemies which will go against you once they are free! Enemies can be defeated by jumping on them or shooting them after obtaining the relevant power-ups.
The "Fire Wheel" transforms Giana into a punk with the ability to crush rocks by jumping beneath them. "Lightning Bolt" will award Giana "Dream Bubbles", a single projectile shot. "Double Lightning" gives her ability to shot recoiling projectiles. "Water-Drop", which protects Giana against fire etc.
Now, due to its huge similarity with the Super Mario game in terms of level design and gameplay, Nintendo pressured the makers of The Great Giana Sisters with warning of legal action should they not take appropriate action, and the game was voluntarily withdrawn from sale.

Graphics are cute (almost identical to the Mario series) and colorful although missing background detail. Well for its age (back to '87) it's pretty much good though. Sprites move smoothly on screen which makes the game very playable. As far as the sound, the C64 version offers wonderful tunes due to its SID chip. The game has plenty of music scores and cute SFX.
 
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Hardware information

Commodore 64/128/Plus4

Commodore 64/128/Plus4CPU: C64 MOS Technology 6510 1.02MHz (NTSC version), 0.985MHz (PAL version) / C128-D MOS 8502 2MHz, Zilog Z80A 4MHz
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB RAM Expandable to 320-640 KB / 20KB ROM
GRAPHICS: VIC II 16 colors, 320x200 (2 unique colors in each 8x8 pixel block), 160x200 (3 unique colors + 1 common color in each 4x8 block), 8 hardware sprites, Smooth scrolling
SOUND: MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID, 3-channel synthesizer with programmable ADSR envelope, 8 octaves
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The Commodore 64/128/Plus4 (default) color palette
VIC20: 16-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
C64/128: 16-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
C-16,Plus/4: 121-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
 
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