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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 Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Carrying a fireball to use against the boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES The wife of Godzilla
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES The Beginning

Alternate Titles

  • "Parasol Stars: The Story of Rainbow Islands 2" -- Amiga/Atari ST Title
  • "Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands II" -- UK Game Boy title
  • "Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2" -- UK (Amiga) title

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Critic Reviews

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
Retrogaming.it TurboGrafx-16 Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Apr, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1991 24 out of 40 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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