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In this game you play as Chuck D. Head, the product of a mad, but benevolent, scientist. Chuck looks a lot like a mummy, except he is missing an important part: a head. Fortunately, he is equipped with a set of eyes and a weird punching appendage in the middle of his chest.

Chuck's weird features come in handy when, one day, this evil guy named Max D. Cap emerges from the underworld. Max quickly takes over our world, and only Chuck can stop him.

The gameplay in Decapattack is of the side-scrolling platformer variety. You play through several colorful worlds, collect useful power up potions, and deliver a beat down to the ugly bosses.


DEcapAttack Genesis The Game Over screen
DEcapAttack Genesis Escape from totem
DEcapAttack Genesis Like in Psycho Fox, you can bounce off the water surface.
DEcapAttack Genesis Blimey, it's a boss fight!

Promo Images

DEcapAttack Screenshot
DEcapAttack Screenshot
DEcapAttack Screenshot
DEcapAttack Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "DEcapAttack: Starring Chuck D. Head" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Decap Attack Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "Decap Attack" -- Alternative spelling
  • "디캡 어택" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Unusual-looking platformer Gary Smith (65) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Despite the title, it's good fun for all ages dancinhomer (9) unrated

Critic Reviews

Defunct Games Oct 23, 2016 A- 91
Sega Does May 05, 2017 A- 91
The Game Hoard Oct 01, 2019 6 out of 7 86
Sega Force (UK) Jan, 1992 80 out of 100 80 Jun 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Dec, 1991 73 out of 100 73 Jun 07, 2012 14 out of 20 70
Game Freaks 365 Jul 05, 2010 7 out of 10 70
VideoGame Feb, 1992 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Mar 19, 2000 C 50


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The game had a long-running recurring strip in the British comic Sonic the Comic published by Fleetway.

Japanese version

Originally released in Japan as Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure and was based on a popular cartoon. The American version removed all references to the cartoon and gave it a horror theme.


This game is loosely built on Psycho Fox for the Sega Master System and Kid Kool for the NES.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге nd Mark Ennis
quizzley7 (21718) added DEcapAttack (Genesis) on Sep 23, 2002
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (72132), 666gonzo666 (65040) and Foxhack (31502)