Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
Critic Score User Score
TurboGrafx-16
84
...
NES
...
3.4
Wii
...
2.5
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Description

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...

Screenshots

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES The Beginning
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 The planets in trouble
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Look, a duck-in-the-plant
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Turtles coming out of their shells

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) TurboGrafx-16 Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Game Boy Dec, 1992 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
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Datormagazin Amiga May, 1992 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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