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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 Using the brolley to deal with the enemy
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 TurboGrafx-16 Juggling four bubbles of water
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Father and baby turtle

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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

ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Zero Amiga May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Power Amiga Apr, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Play Time TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 73 out of 100 73
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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