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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 NES Evil triangles
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES Boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III NES These two look like jukeboxes with CD's on top. Too bad looks can be deceiving
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Managed to get a bubble of water...

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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

CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Play Time TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1993 83 out of 100 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
Video Games Game Boy Dec, 1992 75 out of 100 75
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1991 6 out of 10 60

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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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