Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
78
...
Amiga
79
4.0
NES
...
3.4
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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 Atari ST Level bonus
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES What strange looking creatures
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Boss
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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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Retrogaming.it TurboGrafx-16 Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Raze TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
N-Force NES Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 60 out of 100 60
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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