Dynamite Headdy (Game Gear)
Although not as popular as the Genesis game, the Game Gear adaption of Dynamite Headdy is a good game in its own right.
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.
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.
Trademarks were added to the title screen in the international version, alongside adding some extra colour to the text.
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.
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".
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.
|ESCAPE HERO!||THE GETAWAY|
|MARUYAMA FIRST||BEAR ESSENTIALS|
|PUPPET TOWN||TOYS N THE HOOD|
|BACKSTREET TRIO||BACK STAGE|
|MARUYAMA WALNUT CUT||OPENING NIGHT|
|VOLCANIC CAVE SET||GOING UNDERGROUND|
|HI-SPEED RALE SET||HOOKED|
|MARUYAMA PRIMA DONNA||STAGESTRUCK|
|CRUMBLE TOWER||STEPPING UP|
|TOWER INSIDE BONE||RISING FUN|
|MARUYAMA KING OF SKY||HI ANXIETY|
|MULTIPLEX CASTLE||ROOM SERVICE|
|MARUYAMA TWIN FACES||TWIN FREAKS|
|MARUYAMA LAST CHANCE||FATAL CONTRAPTION|
|FINAL ATTACK!||FINALE ANALYSIS|