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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 TurboGrafx-16 Carrying a thunderbolt to use against the boss
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Continue screen
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 The planets in trouble
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III TurboGrafx-16 Get the items after you have cleared a round

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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

Video Game Den Feb 16, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Retrogaming.it Mar 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Raze Jun, 1991 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games Oct 14, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1991 24 out of 40 60
TurboPlay Oct, 1991 6 out of 10 60

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Wrong "C64 version" trivia. 3 Alaka (64195)
Aug 01, 2015

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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Katakis | カタキス (41056) added Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (TurboGrafx-16) on May 16, 2005
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