While we're on the topic, the emergence the Giana Sisters on a Nintendo platform is a landmark victory for common sense. For those who came in late, The Great Giana Sisters is a name that lives in infamy. When Rainbow Arts first released it on the Commodore 64, Amiga, and ST, Nintendo's lawyers went into a frenzy. The game was pulled from store shelves. Punters were outraged - and rightly so. The alleged similarities to Super Mario Bros. were superficial, and in many ways this cheekily-titled product was the superior game.
But that's all the past. The Germans and the Japanese have reconciled their differences, and this new Axis of Awesome has brought Giana Sisters to the most popular game system on the planet. 80s veterans will be relieved to know that this remake is every bit as good as the original, and brings fresh innovation to a beloved classic. As for everyone else, all you need to know is that this is one of the best DS games money can buy.