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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
TurboGrafx-16
84
4.2
Wii
...
2.5
Amiga
82
4.0
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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 Collect enough drops with your brolley to create a huge raindrop...
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES What strange looking creatures
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Falling down
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III Game Boy ... and unleash a flood

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

GamePro (US) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Power Amiga Apr, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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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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