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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 SEGA Master System Stage 2-1
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Knocking out baddie
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear down the slope
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Title Screen

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

Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Game Freaks 365 Genesis Jul 05, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92 Genesis Jul, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91 Genesis Jan 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Genesis Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Game Gear Oct, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Sep, 1994 30 out of 40 75
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Aug 15, 2014 B- 67 SEGA Master System Oct 24, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60


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