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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

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Game Players Genesis Oct, 1994 96 out of 100 96
OJGames Genesis May 04, 2008 93 out of 100 93
GameCola.net Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 23, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Game Gear Oct, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Video Games Game Gear Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60


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