Rainbow Islands


Rainbow Islands(tm) - Find Your Fortune At the End of the Rainbow!


Instruction Booklet


Rainbow rider

Far away in the middle of the Rainbow Sea, seven islands rise from the salty
water. This is where Bubby was born, not long ago, under a brilliant rainbow.
Bubby has always been able to make rainbows spring from his hands just for
fun. One day while Bubby and his brother Bobby were playing in the woods,
Krabo, an old monster, cast an evil spell on the islanders. Bubby knew right
away that only he and his rainbow magic could save his family and friends. In
order to break Krabo's evil spell, Bubby must explore all seven islands and
collect a big diamond from each one. This is the only way he can defeat Krabo.
You must help Bubby in his mission!

HURRY BUBBY! After a certain amount of time the islands will sink and there
will be no one left to save! Along the way Bubby will have many adventures
and get into all kinds of trouble. You must help Bubby make decisions that
could determine the fate of all the islanders. Good luck Bubby!


Bubby's moves

A button
Press A to jump, or to move the screen text forward.

B button
Use B to make rainbows that Bubby can climb on or throw at enemies.

Start button
Hit Start to begin play or to pause the game.

Select button
Bubby doesn't need this button.

Control Pad
Use the Control Pad to move Bubby right or left. Pressing the Pad left or
right also lets Bubby climb up and down the rainbows he throws.


Island action

Bubby has to fight his way through seven worlds, and in each world there are
four stages. Bubby has to use all of his rainbow magic to win. Luckily he has
a few tricks that Krabo and his pals don't know about.

Rainbow dance
One of Bubby's tricks is walking right over his rainbows! He uses them for
climbing up or down to other levels. Bubby used to call it "Doin' the Rainbow
Dance," and now it may save his life!

Rainbow smash
Bubby can use rainbows to knock enemies off the screen. When he jumps on a
rainbow, it falls. If an enemy is underneath, he's gone! Bubby used to crack
open nuts with this trick, but now it's enemies!

Rainbow zap
Rainbows are excellent for zapping enemies. Bubby just has to throw a rainbow
at an enemy, and POW! he's been colorized. Bubby also picks up items in the
very same way with rainbows. It's like throwing a net! Bubby can zap almost
anything with rainbows!

Rainbow wall
Enemies can't walk through Bubby's rainbows. So when he wants to stop them in
their tracks, Bubby just throws a rainbow in their path!

Rainbow surprise
Sometimes when Bubby throws a rainbow, a special item appears. Get it! It's
worth points that'll show on the Status Screen.


Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that Bubby loses a life. But when he comes
back, he's ready to go, and he's invincible! Bubby flashes the whole time he's
invincible, and any enemy he touches is history! After a while, through, it
wears off, and he must continue his mission more cautiously. When he does, he
gets one of the big diamonds that will help him undo Krabo's terrible spell.

Bonus points!
When Krabo landed on the islands, he had lots of treasure stored in many
treasure chests. Right after he cast his spell on the islanders, he hid all
these treasure chests throughout the seven islands. He thought no one would
ever be able to find them. But then, he didn't know about Bubby.

Goal in!
Krabo hid a treasure chest at the end of each stage. They're stuffed so full,
that whenever Bubby finds one, it blows wide open! Treasure everywhere! Bubby
should grab as much loot as he can to earn hundreds of points.

Because Bubby can make rainbows, lots of special things happen to him. For
example, he gets an extra life when he wins this many points:

30,000 pts = 1 extra life
50,000 pts = 1 extra life
70,000 pts = 1 extra life
100,000 pts = 1 extra life



Common treats
Throwing rainbows takes a lot of energy, so Bubby has to keep scoring big
points to keep his strength up. Treats pop up from all kinds of strange
places, and then some are very ordinary. So Rainbow zap everything around.

Ordinary treats
When you zap some things, like flowers or apples, the points don't show on
the screen. But they will add up on the Status Screen.

Enemy surprises
Every time Bubby colorizes an enemy, a wonderful treat is left behind. Try to
get these treats - they're worth points!

Cherry - 100 pts.
French Fries - 300 pts.
Doughnut - 700 pts.
Red Pendant - 800 pts.
Red Crown - 8000 pts.


Magical treats
Sometimes Bubby finds Magical Treats. These treats either do something very
special, or they give Bubby a new trick. Magical Treats can pop out of enemies
or appear after a certain number of enemies have been defeated.

Rainbow Potion
When Bubby finds this red jar he can throw double rainbows. Two appear instead
of one!

Star Up
This white star will give Bubby an extra life. Make it a good one!

Stardust Rod
This rod adds a new power to Bubby's rainbows. He can dust off his enemies
16 times.

Cross of Thunder
If Bubby gets this treat, huge lightning bolts will shoot down and zap

Running Shoe
With the running shoe on, Bubby can move really fast for the rest of that

Pop Star
Jump on this yellow star, and little stars fly out of it to pop enemies they


Small diamonds
Each small diamond has its own special color, and also a letter. When Bubby
spells out the word RAINBOW, he gets one big diamond. Always pick up a diamond,
even if you already have that letter - it's worth points!

- If you collect all seven of these small diamonds, Bubby gets an extra life!
- Try to spell RAINBOW before the end of a world to win one of the big
- Once you've found the seven small diamonds, NICE appears on the screen.
- Each small diamond has its own color. The same color always matches the same



Stay alert!
Bubby faces great many dangers, both from enemies and from traps that Krabo
set for him. Enemies lurk everywhere, waiting to pounce, and some rooms have
spikes in the ceiling and raging fires.