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Dynamite Headdy

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SEGA Master System
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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 Title Screen
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-2
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Main menu
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 1-1

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Game Players Genesis Oct, 1994 96 out of 100 96 Genesis Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 23, 2006 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
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
Video Games Game Gear Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1994 7.6 out of 10 76 (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 04, 2005 C 50


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