Rainbow Islands by Ocean Software


From the island of Doh to Monster land you will encounter Doh himself, stinging insects, hideous creatures, lethal combat machines and many more formidable beings of legend and folklore before entering the world of darkness and it's inhabitants.


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Original Instructions

Note: Many of these instructions have been OCRed and may not have been proofread, as a result spelling errors, broken English and grammar are likely.

Bub and Bob the heroes from Bubble Bobble are back!

This time negotiating the hazards of the Rainbow Islands.

Myriad creatures conspire to impede your progress at every fun-filled level until you face the "Guardian", the ultimate test of advancement... Good Luck.

The seven "Rainbow Islands" and their inhabitants.

Insect Island - caterpillars, spiders, crows
Combat Island - tanks, planes, helicopters
Monster Island - bats, werewolves, ghosts
Toy Island - water-pistols, deadly disks, teddy bears
Doh's Island - balls, spheres, capsules
Robot Island - spanners, robots, bolts
Dragon Island - cyclops, dragons, spirits


CPC 464 -Type RUN" and press ENTER key.
CPC 664 and 6128 - type I TAPE then press ENTER/RETURN key.
Then Type RUN" and press ENTER/RETURN key.


P - Pause the game
Q - Quit the game (when paused)
S - Turn off music (128K version only)
A - Jump
K - Walk left
L - Walk right
SPACE - Fire Rainbow or unpause the game


Push UP to increase credits during title screen
Press FIRE button to start one player game
Press FIRE button to throw Rainbows Push LEFT and RIGHT to move left and right
Push UP to jump


Rainbow Climbing:- Make Rainbows on each level of the floor and walk up them. It is possible to stand on the top of a Rainbow.
Rainbow Attack:- Hit your enemies with a new Rainbow to kill them
Rainbow Breaking:- By jumping onto a Rainbow, you can break it.

This causes the Rainbow to drop down the screen, killing anything in its path.


You can pick up objects by either walking into them or by hitting them with a Rainbow. Also, running a Rainbow along the ground may reveal hidden objects. These can be collected by breaking the Rainbow above them.


Magic Shoes:- Picking up the magic shoes will give you greater speed.
Red Potions:- Collecting a red potion will add one to the number of Rainbows that you can throw, up to a maximum of three.
Yellow Potions:- Collecting a yellow potion will speed up your Rainbow throws.


1. There is a secret room on each island, how to access it is confidential!
2. Master the use of the Rainbows
3. When the 'hurry' message appears, get to the top of the screen as quickly as possible.

Cheat Mode

At address 1C1E poke 00 for infinite lives
At address 42AC poke 01 to kill the guardian with one hit - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

Rainbow Islands Videos

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Loading Screen Comparison

Rainbow Islands Amstrad CPC Loading Screen Amstrad CPC Version
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"Absolutly top notch conversion! This goes to shows the cpc`s strength (look at the Spectrum screenshot to see what i mean) Nothing is missing from the game either, even the music is intact! trouble is, it runs at a low framerate and that can be a problem when you`re in a hurry."

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9 9/10

Posted by Andyuk | Report |

"Isn`t this one of the most colourful CPC games ever? A brilliant port of a brilliant game. A CPC classic!"

Personal rating :

8 8/10

Posted by scooby1970 | Report |

"Exceptionally bright, colourful & cute GFX it moves a little slow for my liking... however its fun and challenging with so many levels and is really addictive - a cpc classic. "

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7 7/10

Posted by cpc4eva | Report |

"A really great port of a very original idea; excellent implementation with beautiful graphics and a good learning curve that will draw you into its magic world :)"

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9 9/10

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