Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Game of the month September 2014: Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands
Developer: Taito
Publisher: Taito
Designer: Fukio Mutsuji
Composer: Hisayoshi Ogura
Release: 1987
Platform: Arcade

The winner of this month's vote was the classic Taito platformer Rainbow Islands. Rainbow Islands is the second game in the Bubble Bobble series, and has you playing as the two boys, Bub and Bob, who have been turned back into boys after having been turned into bubble dragons in the first game.
Rainbow Islands abandons the arena platformer roots of its predecessor for a new race-from-bottom-to-top style of gameplay. It has you blasting your enemies with handy rainbows that also double as platforms for you to use when ascending the level.

Rainbow Islands is very near and dear to my heart. Therefore I recently made a small video about the game and what it meant to me as a gamer back in the day. I was saving this video for later, but now that Rainbow Islands is the game of the month I think it is only fitting that I release it now. So feast your eyes on the first video "review" done by the Retro Gaming Club crew:

For this month's playthrough we will be playing the PlayStation version of Rainbow Islands as that is very close to the original arcade version. So come along, bring your friends, and join us in the forums of the Retro Game Squad podcast to discuss this great classic from Taito.


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    1. Such a great game and this review just makes me want to play it. Good stuff Mads.