User Reviews

There are no reviews for the NES release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Mean Machines (Apr, 1992)
I'm one of the biggest Rainbow Islands fans in the cosmos and expected great things of this conversion. Rather unfortunately, I was very disappointed with this lacking effort. As you can tell from the screenshots, it looks like the arcade machine, but there are a number of highly irritating factors that combine to make the game very annoying to play. First of all, the collision detection is awfully odd. Sometimes you just don't climb the rainbows when you should. Other times your rainbows don't kill the enemy sprites on contact. Another irritating aspect of the game is the speed, or rather the lack of it. The smooth, fast gameplay of the original has been replaced with plodding, unresponsive action that soon grows quite boring. Just about every other version of Rainbow Islands I've played is great, but even fans of the coin-op will feel let down by this - I know I was.
Cute character design, colorful graphics, and catchy music make the game a fun romp, at least in small bursts.