To Each Their Own Rainbow – Nintendo Entertainment System – Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 – 1991

RAINBOW ISLANDS: THE STORY OF BUBBLE BOBBLE 2
Nintendo Entertainment System
Taito
(c) 1991
Genre: Action Platformer

It’s common knowledge in the video game world that if a game does well- let’s face it, well enough- it will warrant a sequel of some kind. Sometimes, the second game in a series will keep the exact formula of the originator. This can result in a boring romp through the ‘same crap, different color’ motif (unless you’re Mega Man). Sometimes, the game will stray so far from it’s source that the double take will snap necks. On occasion, though, some games will find their sequel to be a good mix of both. While it may be a good mix, does that make a good game, though? That’s what Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 will show us.

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