steve ng

Allan is a remarkable guitarist. He plays guitar like he’s just been in prison for three years and then he’s been let out. He has this marvelous fluidness … I don’t know how to talk about the guy, because he’s so far out there that he’s probably technically the most brilliant guitarist in the world…
—  Steve Howe on Allan Holdsworth, 2011

Unlike many platformers of the time, Kid Chameleon chose to have a fairly complex health system, with the player taking variable amounts of damage even when jumping on certain enemies. This is also represented through the mask system, which provides the player with different health totals based on the mask chosen. In presenting health in this way, the game was able to better reinforce the different attributes that each mask (and the base character) possessed, as well as allow the game to be much less openly difficult overall.