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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 SEGA Master System Title
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Main menu
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage Curtain
Dynamite Headdy Genesis End Level

Alternate Titles

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

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OJGames Genesis May 04, 2008 93 out of 100 93 Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90 Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Oct, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1994 7.6 out of 10 76 (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70 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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