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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 Heading to upper level
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-1
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-2
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Walking through town

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 Genesis Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
OJGames Genesis May 04, 2008 93 out of 100 93
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92 Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84 (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
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 04, 2005 C 50


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