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Rainbow Islands (Atari ST)

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Written by  :  Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419)
Written on  :  Jun 22, 2003
Platform  :  Atari ST
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Summary

Superb game once mastered. A hell of a lot better than Bubble Bobble.

The Good

For raw playability this game is really up there. Once you realize what this game is about (getting those gems in Rainbow order), you begin to see that it goes a little deeper than your first expect. Once you get this game mastered you can quickly lose hours playing it. Much more playable than Bubble Bobble (at least in one-player mode).

The Bad

No simultaneous two-player mode! :( The original arcade didn't have it, but boy it would have been fun! Plus there's some islands missing (in order to fit the game into the Amiga's 512k memory, or so they said).

The Bottom Line

More fun that it first looks, another Amiga classic!