Okay i'll repost this topic seeing as it was deleted.
I have been playing a nice new homebrewn game called the great giana's sisters return it's anice platformer mario clone.
More info can be found here:
little quote from the site:
"Giana's Return" is based on a game called "The Great Giana Sisters (TM)". The original has been developed by Armin Gessert, Manfred Trenz and Chris Hülsbeck. "Giana's Return" is not a clone at all, but based on the original. It features 6 worlds witch each 6 levels, which makes a total of 36 levels. Each world has 2 tunes, of course the game also has various sound fx's plus titlemusic, game- over music and more. While the first world is rather easy you'll notice slight increase of difficulty in later worlds which should make the game worth a challenge. At level two and up you'll recieve passwords. There are not only passwords to start at decent levels, no, there are even passwords for hidden functions.