Dynamite Headdy

Critic Score User Score
Game Gear
75
3.2
Genesis
86
4.0
Windows
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5.0
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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 End Level
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Main menu
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage Curtain
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Secret Bonus!

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
OJGames Genesis May 04, 2008 93 out of 100 93
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 23, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Retrogaming.it Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1994 7.6 out of 10 76
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Aug 15, 2014 B- 67
Sega8bit.com SEGA Master System Oct 24, 2007 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 04, 2005 C 50

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