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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (10 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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CU Amiga (Mar, 1992)
The trouble with the word 'classic' is that it is given out willy-nilly, cheapening its worth. Parasol Stars, however, is truly deserving of the accolade. Sheer brilliance, and no mistaking.
CU Amiga (Mar, 1992)
An easy contender for the game of the year...
Zero (May, 1992)
Suffice to say, if you've ever been envious of Mario 3 or Sonic the Hedgehog, Parasol Stars is the closest to a console cutie you'll see on a floppy right now. And if shluppy-shlurpy, cutesie-wootsie, plattie-wattie fun is your bag, you'd have to be bonkers not to invest in a copy of Parasol Stars. It's blinkin' smart.
Amiga Action (Apr, 1992)
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.
Pelit (Mar, 1992)
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.
Amiga Power (Apr, 1992)
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.
Amiga Format (Jul, 1992)
The Bubble Bobble similarity is confused slightly by the fact that later screens scroll. That is to say that one screen/level is wider than one monitor screen, so the game scrolls within the confines of this screen/level. Is it enough to imitate a bygone and better game? Well, when the basic idea is as strong as this, and when the imitation is done as well as this is, the answer is this, the answer is yes. Despite covering absolutely no new ground whatsoever, Parasol Stars manages to captivate and delight. I could go on praising, but I've got better things to do, like improve my high score.
Phew! Here is an up & downer if ever there was one. Initial excitement is provided, largely, by the anticipation of playing a game of which the player really hasn't a clue what to expect. After play of about an hour, However the novelty has worn off somewhat and it becomes clear that some careful attention to scoring patterns and a dedicated search for secret rooms is necessary in order to extract the most fun from the game. Whether the player has the inclination to play in such a vigorous manner is, I suspect a matter of personal taste.
Mehr gibt es nicht zu sagen - außer: Kauft Euch dieses Teil, es ist ein würdiger Nachfolger, der wie seine Vorgänger das Zeug zu einem Klassiker hat, obwohl (oder gerade weil) er deren Features gnadenlos ausbeutet.
A lot of the baddies are recognisable from Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and even other games (like Doh, from Arkanoid)! The jolty tunes that accompany each level give it a very cutesie/arcade feel, which is exactly what it needs. However, it's still just a collection of mostly similar platform games that doesn't have nearly enough variety In gameplay that something such as Harlequin or Titus The Fox offers. Parasol Stars deserves to do well as it is a very good game, it just doesn't quite deserve the many accolades and cries of 'classic' that it's more than likely to get, simply because the first two were so good.
Amiga Joker (Mar, 1992)
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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Power Play (Jun, 1992)
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.
Play Time (May, 1992)
Wenn man Parasol Stars mit seinem Vorgänger Rainbow Islands vergleicht, hat sich eigentlich nicht viel verändert. Das Scrolling ist nicht mehr vertikal, sondern leicht horizontal. Das war aber auch schon alles. Höchstens die Sprites wurden etwas abgeändert. Etwas enttäuscht war ich auch von der tristen Hintergrundgrafik, die sich, wenn überhaupt, nur sehr geringfügig ändert. Die Geschwindigkeit ist annehmbar, teilen sich jedoch mehr als 15 in Bewegung befindliche Sprites einen Bildschirm, so ist die Animation der beiden Hauptfiguren nicht mehr ganz so flüssig. Soundtechnisch ist ebenfalls nicht viel zu erwarten. (...) Ihr sollt aber jetzt nicht meinen, daß es sich bei den Sonnenschirm-Sternen um ein schlechtes Spiel handelt. Das Gameplay ist wirklich hervorragend und kann durchaus für einige Stunden an den Rechner fesseln. Wenn nun zusätzlich noch ein zweiter Mitspieler einsteigt, kommt wirklich Freude auf. Prädikat: Für Fans!
Datormagazin (May, 1992)
Inte så originellt men väldigt gulligt litet plattformsspel. Nästan lite för gulligt kanske.