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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
82
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TurboGrafx-16
84
4.2
Game Boy
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 Turtles coming out of their shells
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Title
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES 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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The Press Says

ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Retrogaming.it TurboGrafx-16 Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Raze TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) TurboGrafx-16 Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Oct 14, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 73 out of 100 73
N-Force NES Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
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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