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In this game you play as Chuck D. Head, the product of a mad, but benevolent, scientist. Chuck looks a lot like a mummy, except he is missing an important part: a head. Fortunately, he is equipped with a set of eyes and a weird punching appendage in the middle of his chest.

Chuck's weird features come in handy when, one day, this evil guy named Max D. Cap emerges from the underworld. Max quickly takes over our world, and only Chuck can stop him.

The gameplay in Decapattack is of the side-scrolling platformer variety. You play through several colorful worlds, collect useful power up potions, and deliver a beat down to the ugly bosses.


DEcapAttack Windows Walking skulls
DEcapAttack Genesis Like in Psycho Fox, you can bounce off the water surface.
DEcapAttack Genesis The Game Over screen
DEcapAttack Windows Doc and Igor

Alternate Titles

  • "DEcapAttack: Starring Chuck D. Head" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Decap Attack" -- Alternative spelling

User Reviews

Unusual-looking platformer Genesis Gary Smith (65)
Despite the title, it's good fun for all ages Genesis dancinhomer (9)

Critic Reviews

Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
VicioJuegos.com Genesis Dec 23, 2011 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Retrogaming History Genesis Mar 17, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jun 07, 2012 14 out of 20 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis Mar 19, 2000 C 50
GameCola.net Genesis Apr 15, 2006 2.8 out of 10 28


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The game had a long-running recurring strip in the British comic Sonic the Comic published by Fleetway.

Japanese version

Originally released in Japan as Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure and was based on a popular cartoon. The American version removed all references to the cartoon and gave it a horror theme.


This game is loosely built on Psycho Fox for the Sega Master System and Kid Kool for the NES.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге nd Mark Ennis
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