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Dynamite Headdy

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
...
5.0
Genesis
86
4.0
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 Genesis Robot cutscene
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Stage Clear
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat hurts Headdy
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Secret Bonus!

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Game Players Genesis Oct, 1994 96 out of 100 96
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
GameCola.net Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming.it Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mega Fun Genesis Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Game Gear Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1994 7.6 out of 10 76
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60

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