Carl Williams writes, "Sega had a lot of work ahead of them when they were able to take the lead in the 16-Bit race. Nintendo was coming with the Super Nintendo and it was guaranteed to be a sales success and Sega knew it. While Sega fumbled quite a bit early on, they were able to turn things around later on in the life of the Sega Genesis. Dynamite Headdy was one of those titles that got gamers, and the press of the time, talking. This game throws so much on the screen at times that it is amazing to behold."