Rainbow Islands (2002)

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Rainbow Islands (2002)
Rainbow Islands (2002) cover
Developers
Taito
Publishers
Japan MediaKite
Europe Empire Interactive
Release dates
Windows 2002
Rainbow Islands (2002) guide on StrategyWiki
Rainbow Islands (2002) on Wikipedia
Bubble Bobble
Bubble Bobble 1989
Bubble Bobble (also featuring Rainbow Islands) 1996
Rainbow Islands (2002) 2002
Puzzle Bobble (series)

For the DOS port with Bubble Bobble included, see Bubble Bobble (also featuring Rainbow Islands).

Key points

Emulated version of the original arcade version of Rainbow Islands.
Standalone release is exclusive to Japan.
Released in a bundle in Europe with a similarly emulated version of Bubble Bobble by Empire Interactive.
Is slightly inaccurate due to improper emulation.
Has the original music, as well as the secret islands that were both missing in the DOS port.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
This game is not available digitally.
Japan and Europe only.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/rainbow.cfg[Note 1]
This game does not save any data besides configuration files.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Locked at 640 x 480 in fullscreen mode.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Press F11 to toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Credit and player start buttons cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound on/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All game dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Japan release only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 366 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectDraw-compatible GPU

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References