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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 Game Gear Knocking out baddie
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Robot cutscene
Dynamite Headdy Genesis End Level
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Knocking out big enemy

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Retrogaming History Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90 Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mega Fun Genesis Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Sep, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75 (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
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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