The title doesn't really flaunt its Bubble Bobble
heritage, but Rainbow Islands Evolution
is yet another addition to the Bubble Bobble
franchise. Taito is working on a PSP revival of the long-forgotten Rainbow Islands
, which originally released in the arcades in 1987. The new puzzler feature Bub and Bob "under the shadow of an evil record company who is polluting the ecosystem with a constant, mass-produced musical dirge." Does that sound like a political statement to you? According to the press release, "the strict vertical ascents of the original have been expanded and extrapolated into three dimensions, with each level's building-block platforms now following perspective and disappearing into the distance." Once we get video and screenshots of the game, we're sure that'll make a lot more sense.