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Information - Rainbow Islands

GenreArcade - Platformer (Scrolling)Year1998
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisher[no publisher]
ControlsJagpad, KeyboardDistributor-
Players1DeveloperReservoir Gods
ResolutionVGA / RGBLicensed from-

Bauer, Christian / Cleveland, Ed
O'Reilly, Leon [Mr. Pink]

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

Dempsey, Kevin [SH3-RG / Sparehead 3]

Game design


Box / InstructionsEnglish

Grant, Malcolm [MSG]

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX


Cover Artist(s)ST Type? / 4MB
Dumpdownload atari Rainbow Islands Download / Zip-packed folderNumber of Disks? / ? / HD Installable

Instructions - Rainbow Islands


                                G O D L E N E S

                                Rainbow Islands


Rainbow Islands - subtitled 'The  Story  Of  Bubble  Bobble  2'  - should not be
confused with Bubble Bobble 2 even  though  it  is  the sequel to Bubble Bobble.
Confused? Well Bubble Bobble 2 is  basically  Bubble Bobble with different level
layouts whilst Rainbow Islands is a very different game.

Bub and Bob have transformed back into their  human forms and once again have to
battle all manner of cute opponents. The  reason  for this is somewhat vague but
is probably nothing to do with sausage factory barons.

Rainbow  Islands  has  progressed  from  the   static  screen  approach  of  its
predecessor - this time everything scrolls vertically  and you must climb to the
top of each level.

Your weapon this time is the humble rainbow - hardly considered an instrument of
mass destruction in our world  but  in  the  land  of  Bubble Bobble things work
differently. You can imagine the UN Inspectors  report on Saddam's arsenal - "We
didn't find any anthrax or other  material  for chemical weapons, but there were
vast reservoirs of water  that  could  possible  create  a devastating amount of

To blow a rainbow press 'B'.

A rainbow will kill a baddy on  touch.  If  the rainbow covers the baddy without
touching it then it becomes trapped in the rainbow. Jump on the rainbow to crack
it and kill its caged victim.

It is far better to drop rainbows on  baddies  than to fire them at baddies. You
get better bonuses from dropping rainbows on baddies. To drop a rainbow, blow it
above a baddy then jump on it.

Using this method you can collect the diamonds that will give you the letters of
RAINBOW and  an  extra  life.  Each  different  coloured  diamond  represents  a
different letter of the word. Which colour  diamond you get depends on where you
kill the baddy on the screen - if it dies  on the far left you get an R, a death
on the far right will give you a W and so on.

Collect the coloured pots to gain double rainbows and fast rainbows.

Like Bubble Bobble, the shoes speed you up.

The big baddies appear on  the  last  level  of  each  world and require lots of
Rainbow hits to take them up.

The NES version also features some neat  extra  bits  - at the end of each level
you get to chat to your friend who  gives you advice and there are also treasure
chests which may or may not contain  goodies.  Choosing them is just as tense as
the Russian Roulette scenes in The Deer Hunter!

Happy hunting!


 Trainer Modes



  Your lives never drop below 3.


  Invokes the built in invulnerability also meaning if you touch baddies you
  will kill them.


  Puts you permanently into super speedy mode.


  Take two rainbows into Bubble Bobble land? Well why not?


  Your Rainbows appear faster.


  A helpful fairy spins round you killing things.


  With this feature you can fly - sort of.
  You can jump on the air, just keep pressing jump and you can fly up the level!
  Anti-gravity action that would have Newton spinning in his grave!


  And which land do you wish to travel to sir?

                                                       (C) 1998 Reservoir Gods

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