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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
79
5.0
Wii
...
2.5
Atari ST
...
4.3
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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 Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Father and baby turtle
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

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Nov, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Amiga Jun, 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 Game Boy Jan, 1993 66 out of 100 66
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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