Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

aka: Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2, Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands II, Parasol Stars: The Story of Rainbow Islands 2
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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...

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Wrong "C64 version" trivia. Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (97) Aug 1st, 2015


C64 version

A C64 version was put into development by Ocean and even advertised. Unfortunately, Ocean reported that the programmer's development kit and disks were stolen, and development could not be resumed to meet the deadline. Many years later, the exact truth became public knowledge - programmer Colin Porch's disks were in fact deliberately destroyed by his enraged wife (later divorced).

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.


  • 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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Game added by Famine3h.

Wii added by gamewarrior. Atari ST added by Terok Nor. Game Boy added by Jony Shahar. NES, TurboGrafx-16 added by Katakis | カタキス.

Additional contributors: MAT, Rebound Boy, Katakis | カタキス, Alaka, Martin Smith, formercontrib, Jo ST.

Game added November 10th, 2002. Last modified September 2nd, 2023.