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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

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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 Get the items after you have cleared a round
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Bubby travels to a distressed planet

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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Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Pelit Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) TurboGrafx-16 Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Game Boy Dec, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Oct 14, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 73 out of 100 73


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Wrong "C64 version" trivia. 3 Alaka (35791)
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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