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In this game you play as Chuck D. Head, the product of a mad, but benevolent, scientist. Chuck looks a lot like a mummy, except he is missing an important part: a head. Fortunately, he is equipped with a set of eyes and a weird punching appendage in the middle of his chest.

Chuck's weird features come in handy when, one day, this evil guy named Max D. Cap emerges from the underworld. Max quickly takes over our world, and only Chuck can stop him.

The gameplay in Decapattack is of the side-scrolling platformer variety. You play through several colorful worlds, collect useful power up potions, and deliver a beat down to the ugly bosses.


DEcapAttack Windows Some snow
DEcapAttack Genesis Title Screen
DEcapAttack Windows Walking skulls
DEcapAttack Windows Weird columns

Promo Images

DEcapAttack Screenshot
DEcapAttack Screenshot
DEcapAttack Screenshot
DEcapAttack Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "DEcapAttack: Starring Chuck D. Head" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Decap Attack Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "Decap Attack" -- Alternative spelling
  • "디캡 어택" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Unusual-looking platformer Genesis Gary Smith (65)
Despite the title, it's good fun for all ages Genesis dancinhomer (9)

Critic Reviews

Sega Does Genesis May 05, 2017 A- 91
Defunct Games Genesis Oct 23, 2016 A- 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Play Time Genesis Dec, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 7 out of 10 70 Genesis Jun 07, 2012 14 out of 20 70
Retrogaming History Genesis Mar 17, 2010 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis Mar 19, 2000 C 50 Genesis Apr 15, 2006 2.8 out of 10 28


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The game had a long-running recurring strip in the British comic Sonic the Comic published by Fleetway.

Japanese version

Originally released in Japan as Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure and was based on a popular cartoon. The American version removed all references to the cartoon and gave it a horror theme.


This game is loosely built on Psycho Fox for the Sega Master System and Kid Kool for the NES.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге nd Mark Ennis
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