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For detailed information about this series, see: Rainbow Islands at Bubble Bobble Wiki

Rainbow Islands is a side-scrolling platform video game series by Taito, and a spin-off series of Bubble Bobble featuring their main characters in human form. The main difference in gameplay is the use of rainbows as weapons instead of bubbles.

Video games

  • Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble II (October 1987). Arcade. Later released on NES, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, XZ-Spectrum, PC-Engine, Sega Master System, Game Boy Color, PC and mobile phones.
    • Rainbow Islands Extra Edition (March 1988). Arcade. A modified version with different stage order and enemy placement. Later released on Sega Mega Drive and FM-TOWNS (as Rainbow Islands Extra).
  • Rainbow Islands: Putty's Party (June 29, 2000). WonderSwan.
  • Rainbow Islands Revolution (December 29, 2005). Nintendo DS.
  • Rainbow Islands Evolution (February 8, 2007). PlayStation Portable.
  • Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure!! (March 3, 2009). WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade.

Links to other series

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Bubble Bobble198710 October 1987The Rainbow Islands series is a spin-off of Bubble Bobble.1


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Arkanoid198710 October 1987Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 includes an island ("Doh's Island") based off Arkanoid, with several enemies and DOH as the final boss; Bubby is one of the characters providing assist attacks in Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders.1


4Arrow L Darius198710 October 1987The world of Darius is featured as an island ("Darius Island") in Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2, including appearances of enemies and Electric Fan and King Fossil (former/NES port) as area bosses.1


4Arrow L The Fairyland Story198710 October 1987Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 includes an island ("Magical Island") based off The Fairyland Story, with appearances of several enemies and Horned as the final boss, with Ptolemy making a cameo in the Game Boy Color port.1


4Arrow L Metal Soldier Isaac198710 October 1987The enemies Isaac'n and Super Isaac'n are based on the main character of Metal Soldier Isaac II.3


4Arrow L Pocky & Rocky19880726 July 26, 1988The world of Kiki KaiKai is featured as an island ("Kiki KaiKai Island") in the NES port of Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2, including appearances of Sayo-chan/Pocky, enemies and Manuke/Rocky as the area boss.1


5Arrow R Cameltry1989 1989Bubby from Rainbow Islands appears in Cameltry holding a 1000 Pts sign if the player reaches the goal with more than 60 seconds on the clock.1


5Arrow R Space Invaders19940909 September 09, 1994Stage 4 in the Parody Mode of Space Invaders DX is based on Rainbow Islands and features a playable Bubby; and Bubby is one of the characters providing assist attacks in Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders.1


5Arrow R Pop n' Pop19982 February 1998Characters from Rainbow Islands appear in Pop n' Pop.1


5Arrow R Taito Legends20051014 October 14, 2005Taito Legends includes Rainbow Islands.2


5Arrow R Taito Memories20060105 January 05, 2006Taito Memories Pocket, II Gekan and II Joukan include Rainbow Islands.2


5Arrow R The NewZealand Story20070125 January 25, 2007Bob, Bub, Mike and Violet from Rainbow Islands Revolutions appear as captured friends in The NewZealand Story Revolution.1