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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 Robot cutscene
Dynamite Headdy Genesis End Level
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Spotlight please
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Big Robot attack

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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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Game Players Oct, 1994 96 out of 100 96 Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95 Sep 04, 2016 19 out of 20 95
Mean Machines Nov, 1994 93 out of 100 93
GamePro (US) Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Retrogaming History Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84 Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1994 38 out of 50 76


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yprbest (128) added Dynamite Headdy (Genesis) on Jul 18, 2003
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