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Rainbow Islands (Commodore 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

As good a conversion as can be hoped for Martin Smith (63130) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 2.8

The Press Says

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Zehn Punkte gebe ich diesem wirklich süchtigmachenden kleinen Software-Juwel. Erschienen ist es für die Spielhalle, PC-Engine, Mega Drive sowie alle damals gängigen Homecomputer wie Amiga, Atari ST und C-64. Die Versionen sind technisch allesamt sehr nahe am Original, spielerisch ebenso. Nur die C-64-Version hinkt etwas nach aufgrund der technischen Beschaffenheit der Maschine. Es ist alles deutlich farbärmer und ruckelt manchmal, gerade wenn das Wasser kommt. Zudem sind hier ein paar kleine spielerische Unterschiede zu bemerken. Dennoch gilt hier die selbe Wertung - genial ist es auch auf der Brotkiste.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
This conversion is awesome, containing all the best bits of the coin-op and some startling graphics and sound to boot!
Commodore Force
Playability honed to the point of perfection, a difficulty curve set on just the right side of manic and you have one of the best games around. C'est fantastique!
The Games Machine (UK)
You don't even need a 16- bit machine and lots of memory to play a highly accurate coin-op conversion! Graphics are on the blocky side, but are as close as you're gonna get considering the C64's resolution capabilities, and bright use of colour helps disguise any slight ugliness. A faithful rendition of the coin-op's music and lively little effects form a soundtrack that rounds off the game nicely.
Retrogaming History
Questo Rainbow Islands è una conversione spettacolare a dir poco. Il fatto che la trasposizione sia riuscitissima non è di per se un fattore di alta giocabilità, bisogna infatti vedere quanto è valido il titolo originale. Beh, capolavoro vi basta? E di capolavoro si può parlare anche qui! Stupendo platform a scorrimento verticale come pochi se ne sono visti nell'intera storia dei videogiochi, dagli inizi a oggi (04/08/2009). Avete un C64 in salotto, in camera o in cantina? se la risposta è si, vi consiglio di prendere in considerazione l'acquisto di questo titolo
Power Play
Mit den brillanten Amiga- und ST-Versionen kann die C 64-Umsetzung leider nicht mithalten. Im Vergleich zu anderen Neuerscheinungen für diesen Computer macht "Rainbow Islands" allerdings eine gute Figur.