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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 Spotlight please
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear down the slope
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-1
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat hurts Headdy

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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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Critic Reviews Genesis Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92 Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84 Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1994 38 out of 50 76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Sep, 1994 30 out of 40 75 (UK) Wii Aug 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60


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