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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

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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 Inside a factory
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 The third area
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 NES Underwater

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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The Press Says

Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Retrogaming.it TurboGrafx-16 Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Pelit Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 73 out of 100 73
N-Force NES Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
N-Force Game Boy Jan, 1993 66 out of 100 66

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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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