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Dynamite Headdy is a platformer... with a difference. You control a little character whose main attack comes from his disembodied head. Yes, years before Rayman appeared, we already had a hero who used detachable appendages to attack his enemies.

Rather than the traditional power-ups, Dynamite Headdy enables you to swap your head for different kinds – such as heads that heal you or heads that stick on to walls. You use your head in order to climb up on platforms as well, as you can grab hold of things with it, and on certain stages of the Mega Drive/Genesis version it is used to turn the game into a side-scrolling shooter, as you gain a propeller, jet, or bird head. Basically, Dynamite Headdy is just a traditional platformer at heart.

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Dynamite Headdy Genesis Spotlight please
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Walking through town
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Level 6
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat defeated

Alternate Titles

  • "ダイナマイト ヘッディー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 23, 2006 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Retrogaming.it Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Oct, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Genesis Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Game Gear Oct, 1994 78 out of 100 78
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Aug 15, 2014 B- 67

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