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Rainbow Islands Extra is a version of the classic Taito coin-op Rainbow Islands. Home console versions Include both the the original game and the reworked "Extra Version", in which the stages and bosses have been rearranged to be more challenging. As with the other versions, the game is set in the titular Rainbow Islands, where the two boys Bub and Bob (no longer small dragons as in Bubble Bobble) must free the islands from the evil monsters who have overrun them, by using the magical power of rainbows! In addition to both the Original and Extra modes, the game also includes three difficulty levels.


Rainbow Islands Extra FM Towns Main menu
Rainbow Islands Extra Arcade End of the level 1, island 1
Rainbow Islands Extra Arcade Level 1, island 2
Rainbow Islands Extra FM Towns The second island is Combat Island and it features  enemies from another Taito game - "The Fairyland Story"

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 - Extra Version" -- In-game title
  • "レインボー・アイランド・エキストラ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Genesis Jul, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Mar, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Genesis Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84 Genesis Feb 16, 2009 8 out of 10 80


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