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Hoverboard Beach is an Island-themed level in Kid Chameleon.

Hoverboard Beach
Hoverboard-beach
Sources: Whale Grotto, Elsewhere 7
Exits: Pyramids of Peril, Frosty Doom
Theme: Island
Helmets: Skycutter Helmet(11)
Prizes: Island Clock(4) Island Coin(1) Island Diamond(27)
Enemies: Archer-1(12) Hand-3(4) Scorpion-1(9)
Speed Bonus: 64 seconds
Path Bonus: N/A
Features: N/A
Map data
Level Nr: 0x17
Map Nr: 0x3F
Map Theme: 0x4
Level Size X: 0F screens
Level Size Y: 02 screens
Grid Size: 8400 squares



WalkthroughEdit

As the name implies, this level is designed specifically for Skycutter, but don’t worry if you lose him, as there are plenty of replacements scattered all around. The second prize block underneath the flag contains the first skater helmet for you to use.

The level comprises a central steel labyrinth on the air. The entrance is on the right side; to reach it, you can either roll by the island surface or flip in the air and hover above the labyrinth to the entry. The high path is faster, but less rewarding. To take it, immediately flip upside down to see three prize blocks. The third one to the right contains a clock. Go right. On the way, you’ll encounter a drop into the steel block maze, which is basically a shortcut to a place you will otherwise come to anyway.

If you take the low path, the easiest way is to ride up-side down the whole way. This avoids the scorpions, but you'll still have to dodge arrows from the archers. Ignore the three prize blocks at the end unless you want to waste three minutes trying to flip upside down to hit the second last one for a clock.

Get into the maze, and soon you’ll encounter 4 paths. Take the second one from the top and try to avoid the scorpions. The high path converges with the low path here.

Once you’re out of the short little maze, stay on the floor and continue to the left. Eventually you’ll see a gap in the ceiling. Flip up through this and then flip back down to the floor. (There are spike blocks on the ceiling). Continue left all the way to the flag.


If you came to this level in your winged helmet from Devil's Marsh 2, get inside the labyrinth through that P-block besides the start point and fly straight to the flag. Avoid collecting the diamond though, and you will get the 5,000 No Prize bonus too.

SecretsEdit

  • If you take the low road at the beginning of the level, you’ll pass two spots with prize blocks on the floor that can only be hit with Skycutter. The first group contain nothing but diamonds. The second group has a clock in the first one, a coin in the middle, and another Skycutter helmet in the last one.
  • The walkthrough described a gap in the ceiling. If you don’t flip up through this and instead continue leftward, you’ll end up in a dead end chamber guarded by ghost blocks. The third (rightmost) prize block on the floor contains a coin. There might be a scorpion there to annoy you, though.

BridgeEdit

Hoverboard-beach bridge

Ooh... I wonder where this takes.

The bridge to Frosty Doom can be found if you take the low road at the beginning of the level. There is a hidden teleporter to the right of the two wooden crates, guarded by two archers. This bridge allows you to skip the rest of Stage 2 and a good chunk of Stage 3. Be warned, though, that it also forces you to play Bloody Swamp, which may not be advisable.


TriviaEdit

  • This level marks the first non-secret appearence of Skycutter in the game.
  • The Scorpion shows up the first time here, too.
  • At the start of the level you can see a group of three archers on the steel block line between the flag and the exit of the maze. By the time you made your way through the maze the archers will have vanished.
  • Inside the ROM there's data of 29 enemies but the last Scorpion and other 3 Archers are never loaded since in the header is assigned to load only 25.
Kid Chameleon levels
Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4 | Map
Map stage-2
The Whispering Woods 1The Whispering Woods 2Devil's Marsh 1Devil's Marsh 2Knight's IsleWhale GrottoHoverboard BeachPyramids of PerilMadmaze MountainThe Deadly SkyscrapersSkydragon Castle 1Skydragon Castle 2Coral Blade GrottoBoomerang Bosses

Secret paths: The Caged BeastsCrab CoveThe Forbidden TombsStairway to OblivionElsewheres: 5678910

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