Sunday 16 April 2023

Dynamite Headdy (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis review)

Developer: Treasure
Publisher: Sega
Released: 1994

Dynamite Headdy is an action game that was also released on the Sega Game Gear (1994) and Sega Master System (1995).

+ The switchable heads allow for an impressive number of ways to attack, and help aide multiple play-throughs.

+ Scene 4-1 gives you some really interesting ways to interact with the environment, which immerses you into the world.

+ Visuals are some of the best on the system with colourful graphics, rich sprite detail, huge bosses and amazing 3D effects.

- However, there's often too many effects on-screen at the same time, and Headdy tends to blend into the background.

- Excessive focus on boss battles and not enough on action, meaning most stages don't have any flow, or significant pay-off.

- Difficulty curve is wildly uneven and for every manageable section there's a rock-hard one waiting just around the corner.

- Shoot-em-up levels are a wasted opportunity, as enemies take away much of the fun due to being complete bullet-sponges.

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