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Dynamite Headdy

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
86
4.0
SEGA Master System
...
4.4
Wii
...
4.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage Curtain
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat defeated
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Heading to upper level
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Level 6

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Players Genesis Oct, 1994 96 out of 100 96
GameCola.net Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Retrogaming History Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Oct, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Genesis Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1994 7.6 out of 10 76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Sep, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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