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Rainbow Islands

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Full titleRainbow Islands
Also known asRainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2
Year of release1990
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Musical 1 S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Graftgold Ltd (David O'Connor, John Cumming)
Tie-in licenceTaito Corporation (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right) and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Platform
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
1795 ptas.
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on tape 3 of the compilation Power Up (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Rainbow Collection (Ocean Software Ltd)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsBubble Bobble 2
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Bubble Bobble
2. Rainbow Islands
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES and Sega Master System
Score 8.33 (222 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
RainbowIslands.tzx.zip115,512(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseUnspecified custom loader
RainbowIslands.dsk.zip70,454(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator RainbowIslands.tap.zip69,798((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
RainbowIslands(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip114,870(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-9177-1990Unspecified custom loader
RainbowIslands(SmallCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip113,415(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSE580M-9177-1990Unspecified custom loader
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator RainbowIslands(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip68,168((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-releaseM-9177-1990
RainbowIslands(Musical1S.A.).tzx.zip68,449(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM1J008M-9177-1990Unspecified custom loader
RainbowIslands(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip115,310(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAC415013156412530Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
RainbowIslands.gif8,922(Loading screen)
RainbowIslands.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
RainbowIslands.gif4,812(In-game screen)
RainbowIslands.pdf149,987(English instructions)
RainbowIslands.txt4,400(English instructions)
RainbowIslands(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf13,937(Spanish instructions)
RainbowIslands(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt5,850(Spanish instructions)
RainbowIslands.jpg331,524(Game map)
RainbowIslands_2.jpg397,797(Game map)
RainbowIslands_3.png454,689(Game map)
RainbowIslands_2Back.jpg824,159(Cassette inlay)
RainbowIslands_2Front.jpg877,948(Cassette inlay)
RainbowIslands_Back.jpg146,242(Cassette inlay)
RainbowIslands_Front.jpg147,050(Cassette inlay)
RainbowIslands(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg127,577(Re-release cassette inlay)
RainbowIslands(Musical1S.A.).jpg113,414(Re-release cassette inlay)
RainbowIslands(TheHitSquad).jpg112,154(Re-release cassette inlay)
RainbowIslands.ay.zip4,718(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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