Reviewed by Jeremy Peeples
Dynamite Headdy was released in 1994 and was developed by
Treasure (of Gunstar Heroes and Guardian Heroes fame.)
This game has many unique details that have yet to be
duplicated on any console (such as the brilliant use of the backdrops.)
This game is considered by many to be the crown jewel for
the Sega Genesis due to it's incredible graphics and amazing
gameplay as well as its bizzare bosses. Now on to the review.
Graphics-10-THey are simply stunning and show what the
Genesis can do, this game has many graphical high-points,
among them are the gorgeous backrounds that feature numerous
layers of parralax, the unique (and sometimes bizarre)
characters, and the brilliant use of scaling that is used
prevelantly throughout the game.
Sound-8-This is the game's worst quality, and it's
excellent, the music is clear and fits each level or boss
perfectly, the sound effects are great too, the only
downside is that there are no catchy songs.
Controls-10-Absolutely perfect, every manuever in the game
is easily and flawlessly executed every time it is
attempted, the controls are very responsive and are never
problematic in any way.
Gameplay-10-This game features many unique traits that I
have yet to see in any other game, this game has many unique
bosses (the marionette boss, and the final boss come to mind
as does the cat boss in the first level.)
Replay-10-This game is not easy and requres you to memorize
the paterns of a boss perfectly in order to continue, it is
a joy to play through and is worth another play through just
to relive the graphical highlights again.
Rent 0r Buy?-Buy-Definilely buy this game as it is quite
rare and is a gaming experience that you will never forget,
it is definitely worh your time and money.
For Nomad owners-This game looks and sounds great, the only
problem you will encounter is the shrinking head item that
will make your character almost impossible to see.
Overall: 10 / 10