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Dynamite Headdy

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Dynamite Headdy
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Virtual Console, Steam, Android, iOS
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
SMPS 68000 (Treasure)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4117
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.95More...[1] 1543
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99No results[3] 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJ1543
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? FDYN05SMC
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 046520



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3355
Sega Game Gear
US
$? 2544
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99No results[3] 2544-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2544-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2544-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2544-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
2544-50
Sega Game Gear
PT
?PTE$ GGJ2544



Sega Master System
BR
R$? 028570



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts
A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts
Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts
G
Steam
US
$2.99 211201
Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.49 211201
7+
Steam
DE
€2.49 211201
6
Steam
UK
£1.99 211201
7+
Steam
AU
$3.49 211201
G
Template:SteamLinux US $0.99 211201
Everyone
Template:SteamLinux EU €0.99 211201
7+
Template:SteamLinux DE €0.99 211201
6
Template:SteamLinux UK £0.79 211201
7+
Template:SteamLinux AU $1.35 211201
G
Template:SteamOSX US $0.99 211201
Everyone
Template:SteamOSX EU €0.99 211201
7+
Template:SteamOSX DE €0.99 211201
6
Template:SteamOSX UK £0.79 211201
7+
Template:SteamOSX AU $1.35 211201
G
Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE
Everyone
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE
3+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREE
6
Google Android OS
AU
(Sega Forever)
FREE
G
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE 9+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE 9+

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Dynamite Headdy (ダイナマイトヘッディー) is a platform game developed by Treasure and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear. Tec Toy also brought it to the Sega Master System in Brazil. A Sega 32X port was planned, but cancelled due to the system's low popularity.

Story

On-stage Rampage! The curtain is raised, and the Treasure Theater puppet show begins. The star of the show is Dynamite Headdy, the guy with the coolest head on stage. But danger lurks backstage - rival Trouble Bruin wants to be star, and if he can't get his goal by winning the hearts of the audience, he'll do it by doing away with Headdy! But Trouble Bruin is small stuffing compared to Dark Demon, the doll who strives to rule the puppet world by converting the inhabitants into his evil minions! Most devastating are the Key Masters, who serve as Dark

Demon's elite guard

— EU manual


The game stars the rejected puppet named Headdy who has interchangeable heads. He must defeat the evil Dark Demon, an evil emperor who wishes to take over the land of puppets.

Gameplay

Dynamite Headdy uses a distinct graphical style to give the impression that all the events take place on a theatre stage, with many of the backgrounds designed to look like cheap cardboard sets.

Scenes

DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene1-1.png
1-1: The Getaway/Escape Hero!
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene2-1.png
2-1: Practice Arena/Three Friends
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene2-2.png
2-2: Toys in the Hood/North Town
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene2-3.png
2-3: Mad Dog and Headdy/Concert Panic
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene3-1.png
3-1: Down Under/Fire Carnival
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene3-2.png
3-2: Backstage Battle
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene3-3.png
3-3: The Green Room/Guest Area
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene3-4.png
3-4: Clothes Encounter/Starlight Storm
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene4-1.png
4-1: Terminate Her Too/South Town
DynamiteHeaddy MD Scene4-2.png
4-2: Mad Mechs/Working Gear
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4-3: Mad Mechs 2/Restless Factory
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4-4: Heathernapped/Mystery Spot
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5-1: Go Headdy Go/Puppet Tower
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5-2: Stair Wars/Go Up!
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5-3: Towering Internal/Rolling Rolling
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5-4: Spinderella/On the Sky
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6-1: The Flying Game/Air Walker
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6-2: Fly Hard/Reckless Wheel
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6-3: Fly Hard 2/Light Velocity
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6-4: Baby Face/Baby Face
Notavailable.svg
7-1: Headdy Wonderland/Paradise?
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8-1: The Rocket Tier/Fight!
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8-2: Illegal Weapon 3/Missile Base
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8-3: Fun Forgiven/Radical Party
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8-4: Vice Versa/Reverse World
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8-5: Twin Freaks/Funny Angry
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9-1: Fatal Contraption/The Rival
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9-2: Far Trek/Brain Break!
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9-3: Final Analysis/Final Attack

History

Legacy

Translation group M.I.J.E.T. restored and translated the cut dialogue in a translation patch made in 2007.

The game has also been released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service, and was included in Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection.

Versions

Version history

Main article: Dynamite Headdy/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
iOS
0000010000020000000000000000001.2.0 137.6MB 201808062018-08-06 [18]
iOS
0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 201805082018-05-08 [18]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0 201804182018-04-18 [18]
Google Android OS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 47MB 201901312019-01-31 [19] DH Android icon 100.png Download.svg (47.41 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 47MB 201811012018-11-01 [20] DH Android icon 100.png Download.svg (46.72 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000020000010000000000001.2.1 45MB 201808062018-08-06 [21] DH Android icon 100.png Download.svg (44.98 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 45MB 201805092018-05-09 [22] DH Android icon 100.png Download.svg (44.98 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 43MB 201804182018-04-18 [22] DH Android icon 100.png Download.svg (42.96 MB) i

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Premium Upgrade

Google Android OS
US
2018-04-16[23] $1.99
Google Android OS
EU
2018-04-16[23] €2.29
Google Android OS
UK
2018-04-16[23] £1.99
Google Android OS
AU
2018-04-16[23] $2.99
iOS
US
2018-04-16[23] $1.99
iOS
EU
2018-04-16[23] €2.29
iOS
UK
2018-04-16[23] £1.99

Production credits

Mega Drive version

(In Japan)
(In America)
Source: In-game credits




Game Gear version


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Dynamite Headdy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Dynamite Headdy/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 More...[28]
84 More...[29]
92 №36, p120-121
92 More...[30]
76 More...[31]
70 №295, p40
96 More...[32]
76 No results[33]
89 №69
93 №5, p13
82 More...[34]
93 No results[35]
86 №25, p52-53
80 More...[36]
90 №48, p94-97
96 №10, p84-85
71 №60, p62-63
83 №38, p56-57
Sega Mega Drive
85
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Dynamite Headdy MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Dynamite Headdy MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Dynamite Headdy MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Dynamite Headdy MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
DynamiteheaddycartEUR.JPG
Cart
Dynamite Headdy MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
Dynamite Headdy MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
DynamiteHeaddy MD JP CartTop.jpg
Dynamite Headdy MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
DynamiteHeaddy MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, JP (Jitsuenyou Sample)
DynamiteHeaddySample MD JP Cart Box.jpg
Cover
DynamiteHeaddySample MD JP Cart Top.jpg
DynamiteHeaddySample MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
DynamiteHeaddy MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
Dynamiteheaddy md br cover.jpg
Cover
Dynamiteheaddy md br manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Master System, BR
Dynamite Headdy SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
DynamiteHeaddy SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 More...[37]
90 №45, p52-54
54 №60, p62-63
Sega Game Gear
73
Based on
3 reviews

Game Gear, US
DynamiteHeaddy GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngDynamiteHeaddy GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dynamite Headdy GG US cart.jpg
Cart
Dynamite Headdy GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
Dynamite Headdy GG EU Box Top.png
Dynamite Headdy GG EU Box Back.jpgDynamite Headdy GG EU Box Spine.jpgDynamite Headdy GG EU box front.jpgDynamite Headdy GG EU Box Spine2.jpg
Dynamite Headdy GG EU Box Bottom.jpg
Cover
Dynamite Headdy GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Dynamite Headdy GG EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, JP
DynamiteHeaddy GG JP Box Back.jpgDynamiteHeaddy GG JP Box Spine.jpgDynamiteHeaddy GG JP Box Front.jpgDynamiteHeaddy GG JP Box Spine2.jpg
Cover
Dynamite Headdy GG JP cart.jpg
Cart
DynamiteHeaddy GG JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 3dfeeb77
MD5 d11ec9b230e88403cd75ef186a884c97
SHA-1 e843decdff262791b1237f1545f5b17c56712d5f
2MB 1994-06 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d03cdb53
MD5 cdb36911439289d3453060f58682057c
SHA-1 02727a217e654f3cdf5a3fcd33b2f38d404a467d
2MB 1994-08 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 61001ec8
MD5 03e805f8b296124ea440179031c6154f
SHA-1 74a1d84ccde678d9209f7aa872b50f0a98ec07aa
2MB 1994-06-22 CD-R disc[38] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f8a96719
MD5 be6ea06db12827c2b2d2b3fdd881d5a0
SHA-1 84f4e06fe51a448148e6f86a5d11d07577df7029
2MB 1994-06-16 CD-R disc[39] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 971ef24c
MD5 038f4e2a70d923fe67b4b6c4815d16cb
SHA-1 c90417bd43bea29a58fcacacb48b2602ecb65cc3
2MB 1994-06-14 CD-R disc[40] File on disc was named "CABEZA" (Spanish for "head") Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5c25e934
MD5 57199a5663f2092186f10f7df3e38dc3
SHA-1 9889510234dd8771fd14c4022710028c5928d152
2MB 1994-04 Page
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 7DB5B0FA
MD5 7F57481D870465FC3A6412D87F0A8E38
SHA-1 12877C1C9BFBA6462606717CF0A94F700AC970E4
512kB Cartridge (BR)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 F6AF4B6B
MD5 79A0D819E9CDDEBCB80E28A174FF2005
SHA-1 A8E3F447089537B52E40958C07610BFEAD82442D
512kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 610FF95C
MD5 2DA61F019F30EB0795CFD6EB9D5B54C6
SHA-1 A8C8B5252A885D466E044E6055336513D988E661
512kB Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-06 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-05 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-01 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-06-15 Page

External links

References

  1. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 80
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 130
  3. 3.0 3.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  4. Computer & Video Games, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-15), page 68
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 146
  6. Sega Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-xx), page 96
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/dynamite_headdy (archived: 2017-06-25 00:05)
  8. https://archive.is/McWbr
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/c6hDuIcxzUIMK7TqmLH6A-RaZjKnCtot (archived: 2010-11-23 00:42)
  10. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/04.html (archived: 2018-03-05 23:40)
  11. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_headdy/ (archived: 2007-08-13 08:02)
  12. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19735&pageID=4 (archived: 2012-04-03 02:02)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 https://steamdb.info/app/211201/ (archived: 2017-05-22 17:12)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 http://steamdb.info/app/211201/ (archived: 2013-05-22 20:20)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 https://steamdb.info/app/211201/history/?changeid=5755268
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 http://steamdb.info/app/211201/ (archived: 2019-09-08 21:07)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/985973235949932544 (archived: 2018-09-19 23:26)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dynamite-headdy-classic/id1324013989?mt=8 (archived: 2018-09-19 23:32)
  19. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.dynamite.classic (archived: 2019-04-08 22:35)
  20. https://apkpure.com/dynamite-headdy-classic/com.sega.dynamite.classic (archived: 2019-04-08 22:36)
  21. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.dynamite.classic (archived: 2018-09-19 23:21)
  22. 22.0 22.1 https://apkpure.com/dynamite-headdy-classic/com.sega.dynamite.classic (archived: 2018-09-19 23:36)
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/985973235949932544 (archived: 2018-09-19 23:26)
  24. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dynamite-headdy-classic/id1324013989?mt=8 (archived: 2018-04-20 01:51)
  25. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dynamite-headdy-classic/id1324013989?mt=8 (archived: 2018-09-19 23:29)
  26. https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/dynamite-headdy-classic/id1324013989?mt=8 (archived: 2018-10-18 00:13)
  27. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.dynamite.classic (archived: 2018-09-19 23:21)
  28. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1994" (JP; 1994-07-08), page 19 (21)
  29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  30. Computer & Video Games, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-15), page 68-70 (68)
  31. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  32. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 78-79 (80)
  33. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 52-53 (52)
  34. Joypad, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 54
  35. Joypad, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 74-77 (74)
  36. Next Generation, "Premiere Issue 1995" (US; 1994-12-08), page 99/101 (105)
  37. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 38
  38. http://hiddenpalace.org/Dynamite_Headdy_(Jun_22,_1994_prototype)
  39. http://hiddenpalace.org/Dynamite_Headdy_(Jun_16,_1994_prototype)
  40. http://hiddenpalace.org/Dynamite_Headdy_(Jun_14,_1994_prototype)


Dynamite Headdy
DynamiteHeaddy MD US TitleScreen.png

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Music: Dynamite Headdy (1994) | Dynamite Headdy Cabezon Mix (1994)