Kid Gloves Head-to-head

Platforms: Commodore Amiga vs Atari ST

Publisher: Guerrilla Cambridge | Developer: Guerrilla Cambridge | Released: 1990

Kid Gloves Head to Head

Kid Gloves is a 1990 platform game from Millennium Interactive. Featuring a flip-screen level design and was one of the very first games I played on my Amiga. The game came free with my Cartoon Classics Amiga 500 pack, as part of the Astra Pack series.

If I remember correctly, Kid Gloves was the second game I ever played on Amiga after Shufflepuck Cafe.

In the second issue of Amiga Power magazine in 1991, Kid Gloves was given away as a cover disk free game.

The Kid Gloves are off!

There are an assortment of enemies in Kid Gloves, which include elves, crocodiles, snakes. There are also random objects such as spinning wheels and flames.

You start the game with 10 lives, but each time you die, you are reset back to the beginning of the level, brutal!

Kid Gloves starts with only coin throwing as his weapon, this can be upgraded as you progress. Every 5 screens you can buy upgrades from a shop, smart bombs and lives can be purchased.

Get the game for free!

Kid Gloves can by downloaded for free from MyAbandonware.com.

Amiga power, kid gloves and Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux featured on Issue 2 of Amiga Power, which also included Kid Gloves as a free game on the cover disk!

Kid Gloves Gameplay
Kid Gloves Gameplay
Kid Gloves Gameplay
Kid Gloves Gameplay
Kid Gloves Gameplay
Kid Gloves Gameplay
Kid Gloves Shop
Kid Gloves Shop

Amiga vs Atari ST: Which one is best?

In all honesty, this is a close call, graphically they look similar, with the Amiga boasting a slighter richer colour pallette in some areas, but certainly not enough to call this one way or the other! So my verdict on this is a draw, well and truly sitting on the fence here. Either version is worth a play, though nowhere near the best platformer on either computer.

Verdict: Draw

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