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Rainbow Islands Review
Posted: 7 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
The game is set in a series of ten islands, each with a different theme. To complete an island you must ascend up through four levels. You are chased by a rising tide of water, which will kill you if it catches up.
You use your rainbows as weapons, makeshift platforms, and item collectors. When jumped on, they fall down, hitting enemies below them. You can collect a wide range of power-ups as you progress. Also, the location of downed enemies determines the colour of diamonds they release. You can also jump on rainbows in different areas of the level to reveal the hidden treasure that steadily rises in value the more you collect without dying.
Rainbow Island fits into the series as follows:
- Bubble Bobble (1986)
- Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 (1987)
- Parasol Stars (1991) TurboGrafx-16, NES, Amiga, Atari ST, and Game Boy.
- Bubble Bobble Plus! (2009) Wii and Xbox 360
- Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (2019) Remake on Nintendo Switch including original game.
- Bubble Bobble (Arcade Archives) (2016) on Switch, PlayStation 4
The result is a simple platform game that requires a considerable amount of skill. Combine the use of rainbows to attack, traverse and reveal secrets and there is a lot to learn. On top of this there are the layers of power-ups, diamonds and other secrets that makes this a great game for families to explore together.
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds
Release Date: 01/01/1989, updated in 2009
Platforms: PS2 and Xbox
Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle
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