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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
79
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NES
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Atari ST
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4.3
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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 TurboGrafx-16 When enemies turn red, look out
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES What strange looking creatures
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Title
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Inside a factory

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
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Pelit Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) TurboGrafx-16 Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 73 out of 100 73

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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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