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Dynamite Headdy (Game Gear)

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Title Screen

Dynamite Headdy

Developers: Treasure, Minato Giken
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Game Gear
Released in JP: August 5, 1994
Released in US: September 1994
Released in EU: November 1994
Released in UK: November 1994


SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Although not as popular as the Genesis game, the Game Gear adaption of Dynamite Headdy is a good game in its own right.

Sound Test

You'd think they'd at least centre the numbers or something.

Change the values at RAM addresses C51C and C522 to 01 and press Start on the title screen. The screen will fade in and out to reveal a basic sound test.

(Source: RadSpyro)

Regional Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
Document more regional differences; I'm pretty sure some of the bosses have different HP values in the international version. Is it also worth documenting the brazil-only Sega Master System version?

Like the original Genesis version, the game got some adjustments for the overseas release. However, the porting team did miss some changes the original got for the international version. For example, Rebecca is a doll in all versions and Trouble Bruin retains Maruyama's happy expression.

Title Screen

Japanese International
If I can't steal the Genesis version, I'll just take this instead! Foiled again!

Trademarks were added to the title screen in the international version, alongside adding some extra colour to the text.

Intro

The countryside that is, not a vague, non-specific foreign country.

The international version has a text intro that's completely absent in the Japanese version! In the Japanese release, pressing Start on the title instantly begins the first level.

Score Tally

Japanese International
Heh, you said peepee peepee. Oh right, points.

The score tally after beating a level was changed to better resemble the Genesis version. "Stage-P" and "Clear-P" were combined into "Stage Points" and an out-of counter was added to "Secret Bonus".

Level Names

As with the Genesis original, the level names were changed between versions. However, most of the new names are not the same as the Genesis version; generally the levels that got different names in the Japanese version compared to the Genesis original also got brand new names.

Japanese International
Scene 1
ESCAPE HERO! THE GETAWAY
MARUYAMA FIRST BEAR ESSENTIALS
Scene 2
PUPPET TOWN TOYS N THE HOOD
BACKSTREET TRIO BACK STAGE
MARUYAMA WALNUT CUT OPENING NIGHT
Scene 3
VOLCANIC CAVE SET GOING UNDERGROUND
HI-SPEED RALE SET HOOKED
MARUYAMA PRIMA DONNA STAGESTRUCK
Scene 4
CRUMBLE TOWER STEPPING UP
TOWER INSIDE BONE RISING FUN
MARUYAMA KING OF SKY HI ANXIETY
Scene 5
MULTIPLEX CASTLE ROOM SERVICE
MARUYAMA TWIN FACES TWIN FREAKS
Scene 6
MARUYAMA LAST CHANCE FATAL CONTRAPTION
FINAL ATTACK! FINALE ANALYSIS