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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 Knocking out baddie
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat hurts Headdy
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Boss cat defeated
Dynamite Headdy Game Gear Heading to upper level

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

Defunct Games Jul 23, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Oct, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Oct, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Video Games Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1994 30 out of 40 75
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic Aug 15, 2014 B- 67
GamePro (US) Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60


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yprbest (128) added Dynamite Headdy (Game Gear) on Jul 18, 2003
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