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While on a search for treasure, Bubby and his brother Bobby travel to the Rainbow Islands. Instead of finding treasure, they find out that the people of the Rainbow Islands have been kidnapped. Now it's up to Bubby with his rainbow power to save them.

This version of Rainbow Islands has some differences from this version of Rainbow Islands.

Some of the differences include:
  • This version is 1 player only.
  • While the player visits the same islands as in the other version, the layout of the individual levels has been changed.
  • The different colored diamonds the player collects throughout the 4 stages of each island spell out the word RAINBOW. Completely spelling out the word then defeating the boss of that island will earn the player a big diamond.
  • Getting a big diamond gives the player a cutscene where they can choose to have dialogue with a character or open a treasure box for a chance to receive an item.
  • The biggest difference is, if the player manages to collect all 7 big diamonds, an extra island based on Bubble Bobble will be available to play on.


Rainbow Islands NES "Excuse me, sir, but do you mind me drinking your blood?"
Rainbow Islands NES "Good God!", gasped Gerald, "Look at the size of that vampire."
Rainbow Islands NES Bubby is falling down
Rainbow Islands NES And isn't that guy from "Space Invaders"?

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2" -- In-game title
  • "Rainbow Islands: Story of the Bubble Bobble 2" -- European SEGA Master System tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews NES Mar, 2013 A- 91
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Apr, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Sega Does SEGA Master System Jan 27, 2017 B+ 83
Retrogaming History SEGA Master System Oct 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1993 78 out of 100 78
HonestGamers NES Jan 08, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Play Time SEGA Master System Jun, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Video Games SEGA Master System May, 1993 64 out of 100 64
GamePro (US) NES Dec, 1993 3 out of 5 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
Two Rainbow Islands? 2 Patrick Bregger (237760)
Oct 11, 2014


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