Comparing this game to Rainbow Islands is like comparing a date with a transvestite and a date with a true woman. Sure, at first glance it seems the same, but when you get to fiddle about later on, you realize that there’s a very nasty surprise in store for you — one that you’ll regret ever laying your hands on.
I don’t think there’s enough four letter rude words that passed through my mind while playing this, and I haven’t felt as deep as resentment for paying for a game that I didn’t enjoy as much as I did this time in many a year.
Rainbow Islands Revolution doesn’t even have much going for it for people who have never experienced the original game. If you can live with the atrocious control system, I’d say you might get an hour of “enjoyment” out of this before you wish you hadn’t laid 30 bucks down on it.
People who have played the original and are looking for more of the same shouldn’t touch this unadulterated-festering-heap-of-garbage-that’s-supposed-to-be-a-classic-platformer with a ten-foot pole. It’s been totally and utterly ruined.
I want my money back so I can get the REAL Rainbow Islands which is in the Taito Classics 2 pack for Xbox and PS2.
Rainbow Islands Revolution is rated 3+ by the PEGI.