Oh My Stars, 'Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III' Coming to Consoles in 2023
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Oh My Stars, 'Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III' Coming to Consoles in 2023

In this colorful co-op classic, the heroes fight foes with their rainbow parasols.

Long before Bubble Bobble 4 Friends and Puzzle Bobble Everybubble, Taito released a unique pair of Bubble Bobble sequels that did not involve blowing bubbles: Rainbow Islands and Parasol Stars. After its inclusion on the Turbografx-16 Mini a few years ago, Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III is finally getting its own new release. The adorable platformer will be coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch later this year courtesy of ININ Games.

Like Bubble Bobble (and unlike Rainbow Islands), Parasol Stars is a single-screen platformer in which the protagonists must defeat all enemies on the screen in order to proceed to the next screen. Players control Bubby and Bobby, human versions of Bub and Bob, as they fight with colorful parasols. Their parasols can catch and throw enemies and their projectiles, a fun and unique way to fight bad guys. Throw in some vibrant 16-bit-style visuals and 2-player local co-op, and you get one of the most memorable games in the Bubble Bobble series.

Parasol Stars


  • Triumphant Return: After over three decades, the beloved franchise Bubble Bobble makes its surprising comeback to Nintendo Switch, XBOX and PlayStation 4 & 5
  • Cute Cast of Iconic characters: Meet a lovable cast of iconic characters, each with their unique charm and abilities, adding to the enjoyment of the gameplay.
  • Dazzling Parasols: Wield colorful parasols with magical powers to shield against enemies, stun foes, and unleash high-scoring stars.
  • Power-ups Galore: Discover a variety of power-ups, from bombs to time-freezing clocks, to gain the upper hand in challenging battles.
  • Strategic Gameplay: Use the parasol weapon to secure victory and evade the looming threat of Death.
  • Nostalgic Homage: Parasol Stars pays homage to TAITO’s earlier game, Chack'n Pop, one of the early platform games and a precursor to the highly popular Bubble Bobble series.
  • Ten Worlds: Embark on an adventure beyond the main eight worlds of Parasol Stars and unlock two secret worlds.

Parasol Stars will be released on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch in late 2023. Strictly Limited Games will also be releasing physical and collectors editions. Preorders for the non-digital versions open on July 30. Through August 8, use code SUNSCREEN at checkout to get free shipping!