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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 Big Robot attack
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear down the slope
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Title Screen
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Level 6

Promo Images

Dynamite Headdy Screenshot
Dynamite Headdy Screenshot
Dynamite Headdy Screenshot
Dynamite Headdy Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mega Fun Game Gear Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75 (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Aug 15, 2014 B- 67
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60 SEGA Master System Oct 24, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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