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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
79
5.0
NES
...
5.0
Wii
...
2.5
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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 Inside a factory
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 If you are invincible, you turn pink
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Level cleared
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Underwater

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

Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Pelit Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Apr, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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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