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Dynamite Headdy (Genesis)

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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 Main menu
Dynamite Headdy Genesis End Level
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Robot cutscene
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Level 6

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

SegaFan.com Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
OJGames May 04, 2008 93 out of 100 93
Game Freaks 365 Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
GameCola.net Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Retrogaming History Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming.it Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Sega-16.com Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
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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