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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (TurboGrafx-16)

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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 TurboGrafx-16 When enemies turn red, look out
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Get the items after you have cleared a round
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Look, a duck-in-the-plant
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Here come the killer musical instruments

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 Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Retrogaming.it Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games Oct 14, 2007 75 out of 100 75

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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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*Katakis* (37744) added Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (TurboGrafx-16) on May 16, 2005
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