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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 NES Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Title
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 The planets in trouble

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

Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Retrogaming.it TurboGrafx-16 Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Raze TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 82 out of 100 82
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Apr, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Game Boy Dec, 1992 75 out of 100 75
N-Force Game Boy Jan, 1993 66 out of 100 66
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1991 6 out of 10 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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