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































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4117
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.95[1] 1543
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[3] 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1543-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ 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
£29.99[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 Master System
BR
R$? 028570



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
800 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800 pts ?



Steam
US
$2.99 ?
Steam
EU
€1.99 ? ?



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.

Levels

NOTE: The translations used for this are from the M.I.J.E.T. patch.

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

History

Release

Localisation changes

Dynamite Headdy suffered significant changes when brought over to a Western audience, with many Japanese-themed bosses altered and the entire game's dialogue being removed. Amongst the most significant changes are the level titles (now named to parody well-known movie titles e.g. Fly Hard/Die Hard) and the regularly-occurring bounty hunter "Maruyama", who was recoloured brown and renamed "Trouble Bruin". However, despite this, his musical score which has synthesized speech still says "Maruyama".

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.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

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



Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Dynamite Headdy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePlayers US 0710.pdfGamePlayers US 0710.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 10 "October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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MeanMachinesSega30UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #30: "April 1995" (1995-02-28)
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HobbyConsolas ES 036.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Hobby Consolas (ES) #36: "Septiembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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HobbyConsolas ES 037.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Hobby Consolas (ES) #37: "Octubre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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HobbyConsolas ES 038.pdf

PDF
Game Gear print advert in
Hobby Consolas (ES) #38: "Noviembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №36, p120-121
92 №155, p68-70[4]
76 №62, p36[8]
96 №0710, p78-79[1]
76 №22, p52-53[9]
89 №69
93 №5, p13
82 №37, p54[10]
93 №25, p74-77[11]
86 №25, p52-53
80 №1, p99/101[12]
90 №48, p94-97
96 №10, p84-85
71 №60, p62-63
83 №38, p56-57
Sega Mega Drive
86
Based on
15 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
Mega Drive, JP (Jitsuenyou Sample)

Mega Drive, AU
DynamiteHeaddy MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
Dynamiteheaddy md br cover.jpg
Cover
Dynamiteheaddy md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Dynamite Headdy MD FR 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 №62, p38[13]
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 Front.jpg
Cover
Dynamite Headdy GG JP cart.jpg
Cart

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[14]
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f8a96719
MD5 be6ea06db12827c2b2d2b3fdd881d5a0
SHA-1 84f4e06fe51a448148e6f86a5d11d07577df7029
2MB 1994-06-16 CD-R disc[15]
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 971ef24c
MD5 038f4e2a70d923fe67b4b6c4815d16cb
SHA-1 c90417bd43bea29a58fcacacb48b2602ecb65cc3
2MB 1994-06-14 CD-R disc[16] File on disc was named "CABEZA" (Spanish for "head")
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5c25e934
MD5 57199a5663f2092186f10f7df3e38dc3
SHA-1 9889510234dd8771fd14c4022710028c5928d152
2MB 1994-04

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