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#1 Drclaw411

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:26 PM

Giana Sisters for the DS is $8.26 at Walmart. It is in stock for site to store or FedEx office (free shipping and pickup), as well as shipping to home. It is also eligible for homefree (free shipping on orders of $45 or more). Basically, Giana Sisters is a Mario clone game series that has developed a cult following over the years.

http://www.walmart.c...ndo-DS/17771996

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To clarify some confusion in the thread:

- It's not just a port of the C64 original, though you can find the original game hidden as one long unlockable bonus level, though it can be difficult to get to.

- Along with all new levels, it includes some new power-ups. It's as much a jump from the original as Super Mario World is to SMB1.

- There are no issues with the US edition that I am aware of. I bought it during a previous Newegg sale earlier in the year.




Originally, this thread was for when this game went on sale at Newegg. I just edited the OP, rather than making an entirely new thread. Original posting is here, for reference:
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Edited by Drclaw411, 10 December 2012 - 04:03 AM.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

Hmm... I haven't heard of this one. Well, I mean i've heard of Giana Sisters, and I know there's an iphone version out there but I never knew about the DS version. Is it the same as the iOS game?

#3 Gosha

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

Same price at Walmart in stores.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for the heads up. Always happy to add platformers to my DS collection.

#5 Drclaw411

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

Hmm... I haven't heard of this one. Well, I mean i've heard of Giana Sisters, and I know there's an iphone version out there but I never knew about the DS version. Is it the same as the iOS game?


wikipedia says it's the commodore 64 one (with updated graphics and what not), but that's wikipedia so take it with a grain of salt.

here's the gameplay:
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

Oooooh yeah. I think this went down as the first major copyright infringement or.game rip off in videogame history or something like that. It was just Mario with girls instead

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

Fantastic game, well worth the $15

#8 kodave

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

I heard there were issues with the DS port of this.


#9 Bumslie

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

I heard there were issues with the DS port of this.


I never had issues with my copy I got from Newegg. Great game to add to the DS collection.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:37 AM

I didn't even know this got a U.S. release - in for one.

#11 Y2JerichoHALic55

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:54 AM

Does this carry the Nintendo seal of approval? Is this authorized by Nintendo?

#12 Gosha

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

You guys should support tge Project Giana kickstarter instead of this.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:08 AM

In for 1. I had heard of this game before, and I'm a sucker for platformers. Thanks OP.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:27 AM

Oooooh yeah. I think this went down as the first major copyright infringement or.game rip off in videogame history or something like that. It was just Mario with girls instead


Hmm? I'll have to read into that one. I never heard about this game...

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:31 AM

Very, very good game.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:51 AM

Slightly OT, but there is a new Gianna game on Kickstarter right now.

http://www.kickstart...a/project-giana
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#17 kodave

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

Destructoid:

Whereas the New Super Mario Bros. games feel like natural upgrades to the NES originals, Giana Sisters DS feels too rooted in bare bones retro sensibilities. This game ought to be named Collecting Shit because that's all you ever do. It has more in common with that free Flash game Mission in Snowdriftland than with the spate of enjoyably bizarre platform games available on the Nintendo DS. It plays so disgustingly safe that children who wear reflective clothing and knee pads while sitting on the front lawn at two in the afternoon are more daring in comparison.
I suppose if you were a C64 child, Giana Sisters DS is your homecoming. For everyone else, it's about as average as you can imagine a game could be. It's no mystery why Nintendo no longer feels threatened by this shameless pretender.



But Nintendo Life and Nintendo Power essentially gave it 9/10s.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:48 AM

Does this carry the Nintendo seal of approval? Is this authorized by Nintendo?


Yes. It just took ages reaching US. Possibly up to some 2 years, depends what source you believe.

http://www.nintendo....iGK7WU-_Iw0K7TN

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:00 AM

Thanks op and thanks to the dude that posted the YouTube video. I've never heard of this before but it looks fun enough.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:15 AM

To clarify some confusion in the thread:

- It's not just a port of the C64 original, though you can find the original game hidden as one long unlockable bonus level, though it can be difficult to get to.

- Along with all new levels, it includes some new power-ups. It's as much a jump from the original as Super Mario World is to SMB1.

- There are no issues with the US edition that I am aware of. I bought it during a previous Newegg sale earlier in the year.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:18 AM

Sounds like an adult game... But its not. Disappoint.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:22 AM

I think newegg has had it at this price for a long time. Kohls also sells it for about the same if you buy it during the 30% off sales.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

Does this carry the Nintendo seal of approval? Is this authorized by Nintendo?


Are you fucking serious?

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

Excellent platformer, albeit a little on the easy side. I never experienced any issues of any kind.

Achievement whores take note, the game even has a mini set of them you can earn.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Are you fucking serious?


Yes...i'm sorry, is this GameFAQs?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:03 AM

Really fun old school style platformer. Recommended!

Also, its only $9.99 used at Gamestop if any have it around you.
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#27 Drclaw411

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:04 AM

Mine arrived today in great condition :D
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#28 Drclaw411

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:08 AM

Back in stock

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:49 AM

Been wanting to pick this up for a while. Good price, thanks OP!

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#30 Drclaw411

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

bumping, OP updated to reflect the Walmart price
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