Rainbow Islands Info Pages

Rainbow Compiled by Stephen Tjasink
(with LOTS of help, especially Larry Tremblay - see the thanks section)

What is Rainbow Islands?

Rainbow Islands is the sequel to Bubble Bobble. Like its predecessor, it is seriously cute and dangerously addictive although it is lesser known. It was released in 1988, 2 years after Bubble Bobble.

There are a number of Islands, each comprising four stages. Each Island has a particular theme. You have to defeat all the monsters to save the people of the Islands... with a few secret tricks along the way!

This page is about the original Arcade version of the game. There are quite a few differences between it and the PC and various console versions of the game.


This is where all the info is. Doesn't look like much from here but hopefully it'll be more interesting if you click on one of the links. ;-)

Collection of basic information
Collection of advanced information
List of all points items
List of all special items
List of differences in other versions

Sequels and Related Games...

Rainbow Islands is the sequel to Bubble Bobble. Other games in the series are Parasol Stars, Bubble Symphony, Bubble Memories and the Puzzle Bobble (or Bust-a-Move) series. Info on all these games can be found at The Bub and Bob Page.


Ben Shinobi's excellent Rainbow Island gameplay videos.
Strategywiki's Rainbow Islands wiki page which has loads of information on it.
The Cutting Room Floor's Rainbow Islands outtakes and other interesting things.


A list of people who've helped is here.


Stephen Tjasink (stephen@tjasink.com) for questions or for errors or updates to these pages.

This page last changed 1998/05/09
Any page last changed 2000/02/13