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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 Level 6
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Main menu
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Title Screen
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Party Time!

Alternate Titles

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

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OJGames May 04, 2008 93 out of 100 93 Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90 Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Sep, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1994 7.6 out of 10 76
The Video Game Critic Nov 04, 2005 C 50


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yprbest (100) added Dynamite Headdy (Genesis) on Jul 18, 2003
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