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Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III Releases July 11 for All Major Consoles

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III Releases July 11 for All Major Consoles - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2024 / 1,996 Views

ININ Games and TAITO announced Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on July 11 for $9.99.

The game first released for PC Engine in February 1991.

View the release date trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

The legendary bubble dragons Bub and Bob are back… in human form!?

In this critically acclaimed TAITO classic, available on modern consoles for the first time, the now-transformed Bubby and Bobby embark on a mission to save their neighboring planets. But this time, instead of blowing bubbles, our favorite duo swings colorful parasols filled with magical powers. Use parasols as a shield against enemy projectiles or stun, and pick up and throw foes as projectiles themselves!

Parasol Stars released in 1991 as the sequel to Rainbow Islands, marks the third installment in TAITO’s massively successful Bubble Bobble series of action platformers and has lost none of its colorful charm throughout the years.

High-score hunters can rejoice because just like in the bubble-filled predecessor skillful play will quickly fill the levels with sweet and fruity collectibles that can be gathered to climb the leaderboard.

Look out for a variety of pick-ups to be found granting you all sorts of special powers from bouncing energy balls to screen-clearing magic.

Play on your own or bring a friend and take on the challenging levels together! Just like using enemies as projectiles, flinging your buddy against the enemies could be a good strategy. But be careful, as you won’t only stun the enemy you hit but your buddy-turned projectile as well. In the two-player cooperative mode, tactical teamwork is key to clearing the levels and getting the highest scores.


  • Addictive arcade-style gameplay.
  • Creative and clever game mechanics with magical Parasols.
  • More Parasols! Enjoy the tactical depth of the action-filled two-player cooperative play.
  • A cosmic journey with eight vibrant planets (and two secret bonus levels).
  • Catchy and memorable soundtrack.

Parasol Stars is a retro gem brought back for modern consoles whose bright and beautifully crafted worlds will draw you in, and its simple but addictive one- or two-player gameplay will make you want to come back again and again to reach the top of the leaderboard.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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