Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams review | Thunderbolt

James Dewitt, Thunderbolt writes:
The journey of the Giana Sisters series is a fascinating piece of gaming history—originally little more than a rip-off of Super Mario Bros., its similar nature supposedly led to a lawsuit that saw the 1987 platformer pulled from stores. Fast-forward many years later to see the sisters resurrected on the Nintendo DS of all places bearing few similarities to Nintendo’s biggest mascots, followed by a successful Kickstarter campaign to get another title off the ground. That success has brought Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams from Steam to the XBLA marketplace—a game that now marches to the beat of its own drum while capturing timeless qualities that make for a good platformer.

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