First Appearance - The Great Giana Sisters ( Commodore 64, 1987 )
Theme Music - [link]
A long time ago, when Super Mario Bros was still new, and as it still is today, and awesome hit, a clone of the game was born.
The Great Giana Sisters was made, and 8 bit game for PC owners who couldn't play some Mario.
The game was way too similar to Super Mario Bros however, so it was shut down by Nintendo before it could make much money, but it was then distributed as freeware. I can't figure out my commodore 64 Emulator for the life of me so I can't play it.
But the Sisters are coming back this year.
They are getting a brand new DS game, supposedly a remake of the original with enhanced graphics, different character designs, and it's supposedly just slightly different enough from SMB to be allowed to be released...or so I hear. Maybe Nintendo cut a deal or something, IDK.
Either way, I want to try it out. I hear it's the best thing for people who want a New Super Mario Bros 2.
I can't tell if the blond and the red head are sisters, or if the redhead is the "Fire Mario" of the game. The main character, Giana, identifies more with Mario than Wario however, as her goal is to get back hundreds of her stolen diamonds that she hordes for herself.
I don't know if the blonde and the redhead are the same, but I only saw three pieces of character artwork. The Redhead, I assume is Giana, the Mario of the game, The Blond I assume is Maria, the Luigi of the game. And I saw another character, a little fat green Dragon who looked like King Koopa from the Mario Cartoon. I assume he's the Bowser of the game.
There are no Goombas in the game. The goomba's of GGS appear to be little Owl monsters. I just drew that Goomba to express the similarity to Mario...
That and I figured some people wanted to see her get chased after I drew her down on her luck husband getting some bad news ( See my Doctor Mario pic for details )