Title Kid Gloves 2 Game Type Platform Publisher Millennium, 1992 Players 1 HD Installable With WHDLoad Patch Compatibility With Patch Submission Adrian Simpson Profiled Reviewer Review I must admit that I am somewhat biased towards Kid Gloves 2, as it brings back memories of my early Amiga days when I used to play the demo from a magazine. I hadn't played so many games then, but thought it was fun. I've played some more games now and I still quite like it. Originally, Kid Gloves 2 was to be called Little Beau, but it was presumably changed to cash in the the Kid Gloves name, which was well-known in those days from the C64 and Amiga versions. Technically, the game is pretty rubbish. There is no parallax scrolling or indeed very smooth scrolling at all. The colour palette is pretty bright and the main character looks like he has just stepped out of a gay pride parade, with what looks like lipstick and long, blonde hair. It is really just a Wonderboy clone. You make your way across the platform levels, hitting the bad guys with your dagger, which can be upgraded to a big sword or an axe. There is a power indicator, which allows you to hold down longer on the fire button for more impact. You can collect coins and health potions, avoid the poison, leap about, avoid spikes and fly in a balloon. There are also a few arcade machines, where you can play a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up and gambling machines. These allow you to upgrade weapons and gain more goodies, so it's not essential to complete these. All pretty unoriginal. But, somehow the game wins you over with its jolly music and happy graphics. There's a great sound sample too, when you collect a key. A deep voice says, "KEY!". These little touches are the sort of things that you remember in a game years afterwards. It all sounds a bit rubbish and it's not a particularly remarkable game, but I like it. So, there!