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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.