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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 Game Gear Vaccuum head
Dynamite Headdy Genesis Robot cutscene
Dynamite Headdy SEGA Master System Stage 2-1
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Knocking out big enemy

Promo Images

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 Genesis Sep 04, 2016 19 out of 20 95 Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Player One Game Gear Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90
The Game Hoard Genesis Aug 22, 2019 6 out of 7 86
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Game Gear Oct, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun Game Gear Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 04, 2005 C 50


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