The Great Giana Sisters / Rainbow Arts 1987
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One night, when little Giana from Milano was fast asleep, she had a strange dream. Everybody dreams weird things at night, but no-one will have experienced situations like Giana is about to. Giana suddenly finds herself in a strange mysterious world, where everything is completely different. Gravity has almost disappeared - sometimes one feels like flying away - and everywhere there are unexplainable buildings and structures. Old grottos and deserted castles seem to hide lots of secrets, and frightening and hideous creatures appear. This wouldn't be too bad, except that Giana can't leave this world unless she finds the magic, huge diamond. So, she starts searching for this wonderful jewel. However, she is not totally alone, for her little sister Maria can dream too.

First you will see a melting disk. You can meditate about its deeper meaning until you press the space bar. After that, the title screen will appear and you can listen to a five-voiced piece of music. By pressing the space bar again, the rest of the game will be loaded. After the loading process is completed, the whole game is stored in memory, no reloading is necessary.

Starting the game
To start dreaming, press 1 or 2 for one or two players. If the two player option has been chosen, Giana and Maria can play by turns. The change will be made every time one of the sisters has an especially bad dream.

Now we're really getting started
Connect your joystick to the appropriate port (C64 port #2). The figure will follow your joystick movements. The dreamworld is divided into 32 stages. Your task is to cross this world unscathed, but you must find the magic diamond to be able to return. You can walk and jump everywhere, but beware! Holes, beds of nails and fire can be quite dangerous.

But the sisters can't try everything as many times as they'd like to. If one of the sisters has five extremely bad dreams, Giana is condemned to spend the rest of her life in the neighbourhood of crazy lobsters, dancing eyes and neurotic appendices. By collecting rectangular blue dream crystals, the sisters can raise their stamina (extra lives). 100 crystals are needed for each.

On their way, the sisters will find many rocks which seem to be, at first sight, quite useless. Perhaps you should try to jump against these rocks from below, because more crystals and bonus symbols are hidden there. These are extremely important for further success and can be collected simply by touching them.

Bonus symbols
Fire wheel: The dear, well-behaved Giana changes into a small punk. Suddenly she can smash up stones.

Lightning: Giana and Maria can throw dreambubbles.

Double lightning: The dreambubbles rebound off obstacles and can then be caught again.

Strawberries: With energy from this good fruit, the dreambubbles will take a completely different route.

Clock: When you press the space bar after collecting the clock, all creatures will fall into a magic sleep for a short period.

Magic bombs: After pressing space bar, this super-dreambubble makes all creatures on the screen vanish. Save it for later!

Water-drop: The water-drop makes Giana totally wet, but against fire it is extremely useful!

Lolli: You can now dream for longer (in other words, you have an extra life).

All features that have been collected with the help of bonus symbols will be lost during an especially bad dream.

Tips and tricks for dreaming
• Level 32: The straight road is not always the right one...

• Not everything is visible.

• It is said that there should be very well hidden magic chambers.

• Not all creatures can be threatened by dreambubbles.

• The big, unlucky dragon, Fucha, cannot stand a reasonable amount of dreambubbles.

• Have you ever jumped on a neurotic eye?

• Have you ever played football with a flattened shell?

• It cannot be said that thin bridges are especially stable!

When dreaming doesn't go well
As soon as the game is over, a list will appear which displays today's best daydreamers and also the best daydreamers of all time. If you've managed to dream yourself onto this highly desired list, you may enter your name using the keyboard. By pressing the F1 key, you can save the best dreamers of all time on disk (unfortunately disk only!). Therefore the original disk must be inserted. When the program is loaded the next time, this list is automatically loaded with it.

Loading instructions
Cassette: Press Shift and Run/Stop keys simultaneously, then press Play on your tape recorder. The program will start automatically.

Disk: Insert disk, then type Load"*",8,1 and press Return. The program will load and run automatically.

Product information and credits
Copyright subsists on this program. Unauthorised broadcasting, diffusion, public performance, copying or re-recording, hiring, leasing, renting and selling under any exchange or repurchase scheme in any manner is strictly prohibited.

Manufactured and distributed under license from Softgold by GO! Media Holdings Ltd., a division of U.S. Gold Ltd., Units 2/3, Holford Way, Holford, Birmingham B6 7AX, Tel: 021 356 3388.

© 1987 Softgold/Rainbow Arts, All rights reserved.

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