Dynamite Headdy

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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.


Dynamite Headdy Genesis Level 6
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Robot cutscene
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Secret Bonus!
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-2

Alternate Titles

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

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SegaFan.com Genesis Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
GameCola.net Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Retrogaming History Genesis Jan 06, 2009 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 Game Gear Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Sega8bit.com SEGA Master System Oct 24, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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