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Kid Chameleon is a side-scrolling platform game in which the main character has entered a virtual reality game called "Wild Side" to free the other kids inside that have been captured. He can change his shape into various other forms, justifying his nickname. This gives him special abilities which must be used to pass each of the game's 100+ stages. All these stages must be played in sequence without any save or password feature.


Kid Chameleon Genesis The hero
Kid Chameleon Genesis Nice icy background
Kid Chameleon Genesis Normal variant
Kid Chameleon Genesis Normal again. Narrowly escaped a nasty fall

Promo Images

Kid Chameleon Screenshot
Kid Chameleon Screenshot
Kid Chameleon Screenshot
Kid Chameleon Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Kid Chameleon Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "Chameleon Kid" -- Japanese title
  • "カメレオン キッド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Kid Kool ETJB (450) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Get Along, Get Along, Kid Chameleon! Classic Nigel (150) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Excellence!! Thomas Thomas (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamers (Germany) Feb, 1992 A- 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Retro Archives Aug 19, 2017 16 out of 20 80 Jun 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Dec 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Video Games Apr, 1992 68 out of 100 68
Power Play May, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Random Access Feb 24, 2014 6 out of 10 60
RetroGame Man Dec 30, 2016 5 out of 10 50
Play Time May, 1992 49 out of 100 49


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The Axe-thrower shape (see screenshots) is a tribute to Rick, the main character from the Splatterhouse games.
Tibes80 (1567) added Kid Chameleon (Genesis) on Jan 02, 2003
Other platforms contributed by mars_rulez (43622), Foxhack (24090) and gamewarrior (5100)