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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...


Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Here come the killer musical instruments
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES The wife of Godzilla
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III Game Boy Collect some water drops...

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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

CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1992 91 out of 100 91 TurboGrafx-16 Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Datormagazin Amiga May, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1991 24 out of 40 60
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1991 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 60 out of 100 60


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Wrong "C64 version" trivia. 3 Alaka (52883)
Aug 01, 2015


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.


  • 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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