Kid Gloves is a single-screen platformer game in which the goal is to head from the left side to the other. It was released for the Atari ST and Amiga in Europe. It was also followed by a sequel: Kid Gloves 2.
Obstructing the player are various obstacles like ladders, falling blocks, enemies, locked doors and instant-death fireballs and spikes. Each screen carries with it an invisible timer which adds extra enemies and traps after a certain time limit is passed. The player must carefully anticipate these new additions as they move across the stage. Players can find money and buy upgraded weapons and consumable power-ups from the occasional shop, similar to platformers like Wonder Boy in Monster Land. After every ten screens the player is warped to a different time era.