Console: Sega Master System
Superstar Japanese developer Treasure worked hard to give players something new in Dynamite Headdy – though one gets the idea that half the struggle was keeping the game’s barely comprehensible comic style in check. Tec Toys’ Master System conversion was confined on release to the SMS-obsessed gamers of Brazil, though international players got a look at Headdy’s 8-bit escapades via the Game Gear version.
Featuring enormously varied, often wilfully chaotic play, the title throws one wacked-out platforming twist after another your way, so that as soon as you’ve got your head around Headdy’s latest trick, here he is with something else altogether. This is one to show just how much the little SMS could do when given the chance.