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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 Continue screen
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Managed to get a bubble of water...
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Turtles coming out of their shells
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
  • "Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2" -- UK (Amiga) title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Video Game Den Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Play Time Apr, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Dec, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Raze Jun, 1991 82 out of 100 82
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1991 24 out of 40 60
TurboPlay Oct, 1991 6 out of 10 60

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Wrong "C64 version" trivia. 3 Alaka (37878)
Aug 01, 2015

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* (38170) added Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (TurboGrafx-16) on May 16, 2005
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