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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
TurboGrafx-16
88
4.2
NES
...
5.0
Amiga
82
4.0

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 8 4.0
Atari ST 3 4.3
Game Boy 1 5.0
NES 1 5.0
TurboGrafx-16 9 4.2
Wii 2 2.5
Combined MobyScore 24 4.1


The Press Says

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100
TurboGrafx-16Video Game Den
So, all in all, Parasol Stars is a timeless classic and is still a blast to play, and if the cute setting and characters don't bother you, then I highly advice you to pick up this game right away (despite its hefty price tag...)
100
TurboGrafx-16GamePro (US)
Parasol Stars is tops! Fabulous graphics and charming, entertaining gameplay make this one a sure bet. OK, OK, there is one drawback - the music isn't so hot - but you can turn it down! Play it, you'll like it.
93
Atari STST Format
[Budget re-release] If you've never played Parasol Stars before (a) why not? and (b) you really ought to. For a very reasonable slice of dosh a game can be yours that brings untold hours (well, three or four) of supreme enjoyment into this sad little game of ours we call Life. (Ahem.)
92
TurboGrafx-16Joystick (French)
Parasol Stars est tout simplement le meilleur jeu de plateformes que l'on ait vu depuis longtemps sur la PC engine et il est vraiment indispensable de se le procurer, d'autant plus que ni Bubble Bobble, ni Rainbow Islands, ne sont disponibles sur cette console.
92
Game BoyTotal!! UK Magazine
Cute it may be, but this is a tough and very different arcade platformer. A super game which deserves a place in anyone's collection.
91
Atari STST Format
Oh dear. This description doesn't really seem to do the game justice. You see, Parasol Stars is brilliant. It's reminiscent of Bubble Bobble, but fortunately has much more going on. The graphics are well up to Rainbow Islands' standard and there are plenty of catchy Bubble Bobble-ish tunes, too. The beautifully-drawn and animated nasties follow you around smoothly, and there's never a hint of poor collision detection or substandard movement routines. Each screen is packed with - er, things and it looks and feels absolutely great.
91
AmigaAmiga Action
The success of its predecessors means that Parasol Stars will sell by the lorry load. It would have been easy for Ocean to take the easy option and simply churn out a game to the old formula. Thankfully they haven't followed this road. The gameplay has been improved considerably and a lot of effort has been put into the development of the new product. The game's style is very much like a console product with bouncy tunes, plenty of colour and cute graphics all in a cartoonesque environment. The result is an addictive game that will prove to be as popular as its parents.
90
TurboGrafx-16Retrogaming.it
Per tutti gli altri retrogamer all'ascolto, il consiglio rimane lo stesso: a meno che non odiate lo stile zuccheroso o i platform a schermate singole, Parasol Stars rimane un esempio di giocabilità pura e gameplay organizzato quasi alla perfezione.
90
AmigaPelit
Siinä missä Rainbow Islands oli kuitenkin pelillisesti ja ideallisesti askel eteenpäin, on Parasol Stars paluu takaisin vanhaan, tuttuun ja turvalliseen. Kotelon päällä lukee Rainbow Islands II, kun itse asiassa tulisi lukea Bubble Bobble II. Tämä on oikeastaan pelin ainoa merkittävä heikkous. Pelin mainio pelattavuus varsinkin kaksinpelinä nostaa kuitenkin Parasol Starsin klassikoitten joukkoon.
88
AmigaAmiga Power
That it perhaps doesn't entirely live up to our expectations is our own fault rather than Ocean's or the programmers', but don't get the wrong idea - this is a gorgeous arcade game, right up at the top of the league alongside Rodland and all the rest, but it's just not quite the universe-beater you were hoping for. You'd be a fool not to buy it, though.
83
Game BoyASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Na bitte, es geht doch: Endlich mal wieder eine Umsetzung auf den Kekskasten, die voll gelungen ist! Der dritte Teil macht auch in der Miniversion einen Heidenspaß, ist indes schwieriger zu bewältigen als mit dem Joystick am Rechner. Die ganzen Extrasymbole, die überall herumliegen, sind nicht immer auf Anhieb zu erkennen, aber das ist auch schon das einzige Manko der ansonsten guten grafischen Gestaltung. Das witzige Gedudel der Begleitmusik kommt auf dem GameBoy genausogut wie in den 16-Bit-Versionen des Jump'n'Runs und wirkt dementsprechend motivierend. Unabhängig davon, ob man jene nun sein eigen nennt oder nicht – Parasol Stars gehört in jede Hosentasche. GameBoy-Besitzer werden voll auf ihre Kosten kommen und für die lange Wartezeit auf ein richtig tolles Spielchen doppelt und dreifach entschädigt. Wer da nicht zugreift, ist selbst schuld.
81
Game BoyNintendo Magazine System UK
A good, if a little frustrating conversion which is a worthwhile follow-up to the Gameboy version of Bubble Bobble. Admittedly, there is a slight lack of variety, but it's still a fun and addictive game...
80
AmigaAmiga Joker
Man braucht also kein Prophet sein, um vorherzusehen, daß Bub & Bob mit diesem Spiel die Herzen ihrer Fans wieder genauso erobern werden, wie ihnen das vorher schon zweimal gelungen ist. Die Programmierer haben jedenfalls das ihre dazu getan, apropos Programmierer: Diesmal gab es gar kein Arcade-Original, die Amigaversion wurde unmittelbar von der PC-Engine konvertiert. Das Ergebnis kann sich wirklich sehen und spielen lassen!
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80
TurboGrafx-16All Game Guide
Parasol Stars is an amazingly fun game just because it's so simple to play. Simplicity in puzzle games almost always results in the player becoming immersed and addicted for hours and even days. This is a lassic that no puzzle game fan or anyone with a TurboGrafx 16 should be without.
80
TurboGrafx-16GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Again, people may consider this game too simple, especially in an era of deep-story RPGs and fancy 3D graphics, but for a good, mindless romp where the biggest challenge is reaching the high score, Parasol Stars is it.
80
AmigaPower Play
Nach drei Jahren macht sich Klein-Bubby mit seinem Kumpel Bobby mal wieder auf Abenteuerjagd. Dieses mal begeben sich die beiden auf eine Rettungsaktion über sieben Planeten, die allsamt von unseriösen Monstern heimgesucht werden.
75
TurboGrafx-16Defunct Games
Actually, that's the biggest problem of this whole game: it's quite fun, colorful and works good, and it's way better than Rainbow Islands ... but it's just not Bubble Bobble. The original is still the best in the trilogy. It has better instant gameplay, a catchier tune and the tiny green and blue dinosaurs look a lot cuter than the dumb ass ginger kids.
73
Game BoyPower Play
Jeder Freund von guten Geschicklichkeitstests sollte sich Parasol Stars besorgen. Motivation und Spielspaß für einige Wochen sind garantiert.
72
NESN-Force
Not a bad game - the levels get progressively trickier so there's a good challenge.
66
Game BoyN-Force
All in all a good title but the idea is wearing thin after two sequels. Let's hope Bub's next adventure is a little more original!
60
AmigaDatormagazin
Inte så originellt men väldigt gulligt litet plattformsspel. Nästan lite för gulligt kanske.