Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
78
3.5
Atari ST
...
4.3
Amiga
79
...
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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 If you spend too much time in a round, thislittle grim reaper dude appears
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Round cleared
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES The wife of Godzilla
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Boss

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

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
Retrogaming.it TurboGrafx-16 Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
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) Game Boy May, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
N-Force Game Boy Jan, 1993 66 out of 100 66
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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