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 Secret Bonus!
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Title
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat hurts Headdy
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 1-2

Alternate Titles

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

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Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Game Gear Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Sep, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75
Mega Fun Game Gear Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
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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