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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 Boss cat defeated
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Knocking out big enemy
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Party Time!
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage Curtain

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92 Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91 Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Oct, 1994 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
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
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 04, 2005 C 50


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