Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and Alien Spidy Out on XBLA Now
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Hitting XBLA today is a brace of new games, with Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams providing platforming action and puzzling, as two dissimilar sisters take on monsters in a colourful adventure, and Alien Spidy, which sees the titular Spidy searching for his lost explorer friend Virgi.

Both are now available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade, and you can check out trailers for Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and Alien Spidy below.

You can add Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams to your download queue here for 1200 Microsoft Points, and add Alien Spidy to your download queue here for 800 Microsoft Points.


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Comment #1 by BurnTheWelsh
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 08:09:08 AM
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love spiders, love aliens, love twins. No idea what Giana is? I think its a place in Africa.

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Comment #2 by onemorechanc
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 08:11:43 AM
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@1 ... Are you thinking of this country?

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Comment #3 by BurnTheWelsh
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 08:12:27 AM
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@2 Yea. think its connected?

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Comment #4 by MightyPeter
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 08:16:56 AM
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It would be cool if you could unlock the original Giana Sisters game, the one that got killed by Nintendo for being a Super Mario clone, but I guess they're afraid of big N lawsuits...

Still got my Commodore 64 & Amiga Giana Sisters boxed up somewhere, pure nostalgia :)

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Comment #5 by CraigChaotic
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 08:21:11 AM
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These games look "meh" I only tend to buy XBLA games that last.

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Comment #6 by RDrules
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 08:57:15 AM
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@1 its their name, the great giana sisters

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Comment #8 by Craphex
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 09:27:06 AM
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Game's great, definitely get it just for the music :D

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Comment #9 by MEMANIAsama
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 09:33:08 AM
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Giana Sisters is a great game with a good soundtrack. However, it's STUPID LEVELS OF DIFFICULT. You will be spending a LONG time on these games if you're concerned with 100%ing games. I just gave up on the PC because it was just too difficult to master.

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Comment #10 by cheevo360
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 09:58:36 AM
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Hahahaha Giana Sisters is look like mix of Sonic, Super Mario and some Sci-Fi Platformer games. :)

Alien Spidy is cute and challenge platformer.

I will buy Alien Spidy in later date over Giana Sisters because I busy on God of War: Ascension today and GoW Judgement and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct tomorrow. :)

XBLA titles have be hold for later date now for me. :)

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Comment #11 by intheshallow
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 10:10:53 AM
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Alien Spidy's maps look damn near exactly like Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Not that it's bad, but it does kind of feel like they got a bit lazy making the game.

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Comment #12 by ponypo2001
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 10:57:07 AM
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Didn't like the demo of Spidy at all. Giana was better but I got stuck in a wall on the second level so had to turn off. Will wait for a reduction in price I think.

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Comment #13 by MoldyClay87
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 11:48:51 AM
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@#12 - Wait, did they seriously not fix that glitch? Depending on what wall, I got stuck in one in the demo for the PC version long before it came out. But when it happened, the graphics exploded.

@#5 - Games has over 23 levels, has bosses and is hard to get 100% with the gem collecting.

As in, it will definitely "last". But okay.

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Comment #14 by FaSCoRP
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 12:34:43 PM
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Loved the C64 version. Will try this one at least.

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Comment #15 by MoldyClay87
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 12:48:45 PM
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@#12 - Nevermind, it's not the level from the Steam demo that I thought, so that's some other wall glitch. I didn't experience it.

My issue with the demo is that it doesn't tell you how to to the Twirl as Cute Giana or the Fireball thing as Punk Giana, which I imagine you learn in levels in the main game, but they should have had, you know, a Controller Layout screen to inform you.

Anyway, glad it was different levels from the previous demo, so it was cool.

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Comment #16 by Chidomaru
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 12:50:36 PM
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As with #4 my initial reaction was "How are they releasing a Giana Sisters game when I thought the original was pulled from the shelves after the legal issues with Nintendo"

It looks like the series evolved since the original all those years ago, however I'm not so sure about the 1200msp price tag...

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Comment #17 by Hurricane Of 87
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 01:16:39 PM
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Interested in Giana Sisters as I saw it was one of the games that made it through Steam Greenlight system (Which doesn't mean much, but hey.....when's Routine coming out?)
will download Alien Spidy and give it a punt even though I have zero expectations.

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Comment #18 by Sorcier78
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 02:54:11 PM
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Giana Sisters will me mine! :)

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Comment #19 by MoldyClay87
Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 03:22:28 AM
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@#16 - Worth noting, they remade the original (sort of; Maybe it's a sequel?) on the DS.

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