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#1 Kojote

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:01 PM

Giana's Return aims to be a worthy UNOFFICIAL sequel of the alltime classic "The Great Giana Sisters".

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Features:
* Power Ups and Extras
* Oldschool style pixeled sprites and tiles
* Wonderful hand drawn backgrounds
* Illustrated hand drawn storyline
* Over 18 Tracks of finest chip music!
* Multi-Language: German, English, French, Spanish
* Password and/or save game (depending on release platform)
* Hidden Warp Zones and Bonus Caves
* Hidden Trainer
* TOP 10 Highscore

Changes:
- Several palette fixes for all tilesets
- Various other smaller cosmetic graphics fixes
- Four new ingame baddies
- The levels are now 40 pixels higher and "fullscreen" on 320x240 devices
- Modified trainer (hidden)
- Modified two levels in the last world to make them easier
- Fixed minor slipping bug when a bridge is crumbling and Giana stands stil
- Added configuration menu:
* Music volume control
* SFX volume control
* Key configuration (where keyboard available)
* Joypad/Joystick configuration (where external joypad/joystick available)

Download: http://www.gianas-return.de/?p=1055

Hail the Pickle for the Pandora port! :)

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:44 PM

Giana's Return aims to be a worthy UNOFFICIAL sequel of the alltime classic "The Great Giana Sisters".


Also uses the pandora vsync for very nice scrolling.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:05 AM

Thanks, I'll give this a try when I'm able.

You guys should update the PNDs in the File Archive and Appstore, as well:

http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/pandora.cgi?0,0,0,0,35,60
http://apps.open-pandora.org/cgi-bin/viewapp.pl?/Game/GianasReturn.inf

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:17 AM

Thanks, I'll give this a try when I'm able.

You guys should update the PNDs in the File Archive and Appstore, as well:

http://dl.openhandhe...i?0,0,0,0,35,60
http://apps.open-pan...ianasReturn.inf


File-Archive is updated, just need to wait till EvilDragon confirms.
As Pickle uploaded to the Appstore, he has to do that part on his own :)

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:43 PM

Hey, great!

Just out of curiosity: Is the Pandora-version drawing to 400x240 and upscaling to 800x480 or is it scaling from 320x240 to 640x480? I'll definitly get the WiZ-version this evening :)

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:50 PM

Hey, great!

Just out of curiosity: Is the Pandora-version drawing to 400x240 and upscaling to 800x480 or is it scaling from 320x240 to 640x480? I'll definitly get the WiZ-version this evening :)

Thanks a lot!


its 2x sw scaled from 320x240 to 640x480

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:47 PM

As Pickle uploaded to the Appstore, he has to do that part on his own :)


I checked and I dont have rights to update it at the appstore.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:31 PM

Excelent, great to see this game is ready to play when i get the Pandora, ThanQ

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:54 PM

One reason more to get my Pandora as soon as possible. :)
How's Feeling of the Pandora controls working with the game? On PC I tried it with Keyboard and Arcade Stick but booth were not exact enough for avoiding horrible deaths of Giana... OK could be also because of my lack of skill. :D
I will try the Game again onto the Pandora and maybe I will survive more than just the First World. (Never made it through Snow world ^^"""" )

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:57 PM

One reason more to get my Pandora as soon as possible. :)
How's Feeling of the Pandora controls working with the game? On PC I tried it with Keyboard and Arcade Stick but booth were not exact enough for avoiding horrible deaths of Giana... OK could be also because of my lack of skill. :D
I will try the Game again onto the Pandora and maybe I will survive more than just the First World. (Never made it through Snow world ^^"""" )


I think its plays fine, I finished it for the second time with this pandora version and its certainly easier than versions in the past.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:55 PM


One reason more to get my Pandora as soon as possible. :)
How's Feeling of the Pandora controls working with the game? On PC I tried it with Keyboard and Arcade Stick but booth were not exact enough for avoiding horrible deaths of Giana... OK could be also because of my lack of skill. :D
I will try the Game again onto the Pandora and maybe I will survive more than just the First World. (Never made it through Snow world ^^"""" )


I think its plays fine, I finished it for the second time with this pandora version and its certainly easier than versions in the past.

Ok, so it can be finished onto the Pandora, good to know. :D I guess now I have no more excuse not to try it 'till the end. ^^

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:03 AM

Runs great; I dig the water effect :)

Thank you guys!

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:20 AM

By the way, why did you change the character sprite from the one you were using a few years ago? I rather liked the one that didn't have a black outline... I think it looked neater.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:53 AM

By the way, why did you change the character sprite from the one you were using a few years ago? I rather liked the one that didn't have a black outline... I think it looked neater.


It's just a thing of getting used to it :) The black outline might look a bit odd, but it makes the sprite more visible in many situations - so it's not really a bad thing, considering the game gets more challenging in higher stages.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:27 AM

whats the difference from this version to the one that has been on my pandora since day one :blink: okay Im stoopid its in the opening post.

If I update to this PND will my continue point stay the same? Or can I save it somehow?

Edited by Bosbeetle, 04 January 2011 - 07:29 AM.