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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 Title Screen
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Knocking out big enemy
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat hurts Headdy
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Vaccuum head

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

SegaFan.com Genesis Dec 18, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
OJGames Genesis May 04, 2008 93 out of 100 93
Retrogaming History Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
The Game Hoard Genesis Aug 22, 2019 6 out of 7 86
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Oct, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Game Gear Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun Game Gear Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75


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