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Dynamite Headdy

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Windows
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5.0
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SEGA Master System
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dynamite Headdy Genesis Robot cutscene
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-2
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Level 6
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-1

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

SegaFan.com Genesis Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
GameCola.net Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Sep, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75
Mega Fun Game Gear Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Sega8bit.com 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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