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500CC-265: Great Giana Sisters by Hyliaman 500CC-265: Great Giana Sisters by Hyliaman
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 )
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Piper-HD Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice drawing
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! Never thought giana wad around since 1987!

Great job!
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DullBones Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconribbon64plz: Is that one of my crystals?
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Videogamer555 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Just to let you know those 2 aren't sisters. The red haired girl is Punk Giana. The blond haired girl is just Giana. Punk Giana is an upgrade. Punk Giana can shoot fireballs (no super mode then fire mode). This means there's only one level of upgrade, normal Giana to Punk Giana (no separate fireflower to go from super to fire mode, equivelant to going from small mario to fire mario in just one upgrade). Therefore having Giana and Punk Giana on the same screen (as shown in your picture) would not happen, as they are actually one and the same character (not sisters, and in fact I can't figure out who is her sister).

I know becuase I got a rom of the DS version of the game and played it on my emulator. So I can give you some actual info on the game.
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Hyliaman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I found this out myself much later after drawing this... though in the original Comodoore 64 version there were two girls...
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Cooking Goomba! :lol:
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Urvy1A Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The opening of their theme sounded like it came from Prince.
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Quacksquared Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Only Giana appera in Giana Sisters DS, the redhead is Punk Giana which is a Fire Mario ripoff and the blond is normal Giana
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Robert-the-Raccoon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I heard about this game via Screw Attack Europe's YouTube account. Aside from the fact that it's a total clone of SMB, the "sisters" looked like hookers when you look at their character art. Thank god the DS version changed that...
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Robert-the-Raccoon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
...you're joking. I thought they suffered a lawsuit years ago?
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