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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...


Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Inside a factory
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III Amiga Second stage.
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Holding an enemy with your parasol

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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

Zero Amiga May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Pelit Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
N-Force NES Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Game Boy Jun, 1993 71 out of 100 71
N-Force Game Boy Jan, 1993 66 out of 100 66


Topic # Posts Last Post
Wrong "C64 version" trivia. 3 Alaka (58676)
Aug 01, 2015


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.


  • 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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