Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams

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Giana Sisters

Absolutely successful Revival of a Classic

Who among the “somewhat” older players do not know the alltime classic The Great Giana Sisters of 1987 by Time Warp Productions. The music was composed by Chris Hülsbeck who also contributed the music of the revival.

Black Forest Games, founded by the key members of the former Spellbound, took over all assets, including Giana Sisters DS from 2009 and changed the concept to a really unique platforming game. The designs changed from a stylized 2D art to a modern 3D modeled version.

On July 30, 2012 the studio started a very successfull Kickstarter campaign to be able to finish the game to the extent they wanted and release the game without a publisher.

Maria, the little sister of Giana is abducted to the Dream World. Giana has to enter this world to rescue her. As a teenager herself in transformation, she has learned to manipulate her dreams. She is able to transform herself into the “Punk” and back to “Cute”, to deal with the tasks of her search for her sister. Every time she transformes, the world around morphes smoothly from a colorful surreal world to a nightmare. What a cool effect! But it’s not only a nice effect, you have to consciously use it to be able to beat enemies, find secret passages and succeed within the various levels of the game.

Rating

Tom
Graphics
9.0
Sound
8.0
Fun
9.0
Concept
7.0
Long-term fun
8.0
Overall
8.3
Tim
Graphics
7.0
Sound
7.0
Fun
7.0
Concept
7.0
Long-term fun
7.0
Overall
7.0

Conclusion

The preview of Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams was written on March, 30th and is not to confuse with Giana Sisters, the successor of the mobile version of 2006 which is now in the OUYA store. There will be a separate review for this version soon.

With Twisted Dreams you get 3 distinctive worlds with 23 challenging levels. And … finally we get a game with really cool boss fights again.

It’s challenging in normal mode. Try “hardcore” if you dare!

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About Thomas Reisser

Thomas got his first gaming device at the end of the 70s named Pong. A few years later, in December 1982 he got a brandnew C64 and didn't stop playing until his second C64 died about 5 years later. Until then a four-digit number of games were played and countless Competition Pro joysticks were demolished in endless fights with his father for the best rankings in Decathlon, Summer Games and other. Thomas also coded and designed this website. Thomas at Google+

2 thoughts on “Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams

  1. liquidat

    Where is this game available on Ouya right now?! It has not been ported to Ouya, it has only been mentioned that there might be a port towards Ouya…

    So, how where you actually able to rate the game if it is not even available there?

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    1. Thomas Reisser Post author

      This was a preview written on March, 30th. We missed to update this post, as up to now there in fact is no sign of Twisted Dreams on the OUYA at all. We will ask at Black Forest Games and see if we can get some informations on this matter.

      Reply

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