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This sequel to Rainbow Islands sees a return to the gameplay of Bubble Bobble, but with Bub and Bob in their now-human forms.

The boys must clear a series of screens of bad guys - who take slightly more esoteric forms than the angry caterpillars from Rainbow Islands - and again pick up a whole bunch of power-ups.

But this time they're armed with umbrellas! Oh, okay then, parasols...


Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Here come the killer musical instruments
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 If you are invincible, you turn pink
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES These two look like jukeboxes with CD's on top. Too bad looks can be deceiving
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Get the items after you have cleared a round

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Alternate Titles

  • "Parasol Stars: The Story of Rainbow Islands 2" -- Amiga/Atari ST Title
  • "Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands II" -- UK Game Boy title
  • "Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2" -- UK (Amiga) title

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Critic Reviews

Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83 (GAF) TurboGrafx-16 Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Oct 14, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Video Games NES Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 73 out of 100 73
N-Force NES Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72


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Wrong "C64 version" trivia. 3 Alaka (50943)
Aug 01, 2015


C64 version

A C64 version was put into development by Ocean and even advertised. Unfortunately, Colin Porch's (programmer) hard drive was thrown out of a window by his wife, and development could not be resumed to meet the deadline.

Free Amiga demo

Ocean published a four-level demo for the Amiga version of this game, which is now freeware. It is still available for download here.


  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #50 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by Игги Друге.

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