"Chameleon Twist is the game that Yoshi's Story should have been. Playing as an anthropomorphised chameleon, you're tasked with traversing a range of 3D environments, using your character's remarkably long tongue to reach otherwise inaccessible places and defeat enemies. An innovative idea that uses the control stick to its strengths, and one which is endearingly portrayed with cute visuals and a really catchy soundtrack."
User Reviews (7)
"My brother and I actually had this game and although we beat and enjoyed it we really didn't have any choice since our parents weren't going to get us a different game! It's certainly not a bad game for the time but it's fairly easy and it was definitely developed with kids in mind. I do vaguely remember enjoying a multiplayer battle game though..."
"I loved this game as a kid. The innovative control mechanic is very fun to use. My main gripe is that the game has a distinct lack of polish, but the sequel makes up for that. An unusual game, but worthwhile for N64 enthusiasts to try! I hope Chameleon Twist 3 gets announced at the next E3! (I can dream, right guys? Right? Right? RIGHT?)"
"1997 was the year that two underrated 3D platformers were made: Croc Legend of the Gobbos and Chameleon Twist. While I grew up playing the former on the PSX, I got a chance to play the latter a few years ago, and personally I enjoy it. Controls may take a bit to accustom to, and it’s incredibly short, but while it lasts it’s enjoyable."
"While not a perfect experience, Chameleon Twist has enough unique charm to be worth a play. The analogue stick-controlled tongue gameplay is used in a good variety of ways to defeat enemies and traverse the worlds. While the level design, story and graphics are nothing to write home about, they get the job done to create an interesting, but very flawed, N64 video game."
"This is a bit of a weird one, I remember renting this and it was down right unusual, you play as this chameleon who pursues this rabbit down a whole (stealing a page out of Alice in Wonderland) The controls felt kind of stiff and the boss fights couldn't be anymore straight forward While it isn't bad it isn't good either not much else."
"My friend brought this over, and was sure I'd enjoy it. Unlike The Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, he was dead wrong about this one. The tongue mechanic did not work that well, the platforming was basic and not that fun. I played it for a couple of hours to be nice, but would not buy this for even $1 if I saw it again."
"I saw the cover of this game years ago but I played it first time only recently. First thing I can say about this Chameleon Twist that it's the shortest 3D-platformer ever. It does have some fun play mechanics involving your characters long tongue but it doesn't make up enough for it's really short main campaign. Now if someone could make a 3D-Yoshi game..."
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