Cyclone is one of the playable characters —actually, one of the forms that the only playable character can take— in Kid Chameleon. His special power is flight, which not only makes it fun to play his own levels, but can also become a great advantage to quickly skip many other rounds.
|AKA:||Twister, Tornado, Thor, Taz, flying pink thing|
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Cyclone's special ability is to fly.
Cyclone can jump as high as most other forms, but having the gift of flight, there's no prize block high enough, there's no river wide enough.
In order to take off from a standing position, just jump and press SPECIAL repeatedly to start spinning and flying like a Tornado. In free fall, press SPECIAL to overcome gravity.
Though Cyclone has no means to attack enemies, except for the usual stomping routine, he can beat Tornadoes by hitting them from a side. To do this, make sure you're flying slightly higher than your victim, then 'bump' against it.
Cyclone's Seeking Diamond Rain power is an excellent attack power. Diamond Rain causes diamonds to fall down from the top of the screen diagonally, sometimes hitting enemies; the seeking diamond rain seeks out and kills enemies - all enemies, in fact. While each hit is only individually equal to a normal hit, this can incapacitate or kill large numbers of enemies quickly, allowing you to keep cyclone in certain areas where you'd normally have to switch to Maniaxe or a similar helmet in order to hack through foes in a narrow passageway, as well as allowing you to maintain health and thus keep the helmet longer.
Cyclone is very rare in early stages. His first and only appearance in Stage 1 is in Elsewhere 1, a sort of bonus round to try exotic helmets (EyeClops is also found there). Despite you can't find a single replacement for the helmet, one can go as far as The Crystal Crags 1 in it, before you are positively forced to change it. This fidelity is rewarded by the game offering special goodies that only Cyclone can reach, such as the 10,000 blocks in Under Skull Mountain 1.
The winged helmet is also rare in Stage 2, though after its first appearance, it can be used to quickly fly through a bunch of levels (Knight's Isle, Whale Grotto and Hoverboard Beach), obtaining succulent bonuses.
- Devil's Marsh 2
- Elsewhere 8
- Madmaze Mountain
- The Deadly Skyscrapers
- Skydragon Castle 1
- Skydragon Castle 2
- Elsewhere 10
- Towers of Blood
- The Hills Have Eyes
- Elsewhere 22
- Secrets in the Rocks
- Tunnels Beneath the Woods
- Monster Island
- Elsewhere 28
- Elsewhere 30
- Sky Fortress
- The Final Marathon
- Cyclone was animated by Alan Ackerman.
- Cyclone was originally called Wings by the development team.
|Kid Chameleon helmets|