Decap Attack

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a game by Vic Tokai
Genre: Platformer
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6.1/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 2 votes
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Decap Attack
Decap Attack
Decap Attack
Decap Attack

Dr. Stein's private diary:

March 25, 2027-Entry number 592: Those eternally ungrateful monsters! I toil for hours in a hot laboratory to give them life, and what do I get in return? Mutiny, revenge, an outta' control monster bash. Those beasts have taken my island (which I scrupulously put together from spare body parts) and ripped it into pieces. They sold out to that ridiculous wannabe teetotaler, Max D. Cap!

I must avenge myself. I shall create the ultimate monster-weapon. Yes, yes, I'll call him Chuck D. Head.

You Be Headed for Adventure

A mad-cap mission for the solo videojockey -- Decapattack contains the ingredients of one tasty seek-and-destroy action game. You're Chuck D. Head, Doc Stein's latest and greatest brainchild. You were created for the sole purpose of bringing the good doctor's discombobulated life and island back together.

As the grand seeker and destroyer you pillage seven creature-filled waist, uhh, wastelands: Abdomainland, El Beau Island, Tibuland, Armington, Pumpington, Las Leg Land, and Eyeland. Each one consists of three areas with a boss at the end. Each time Chuck conquers a level, a section of island gravitates back where it belongs.


  • Not all good things come in shrunken packages. Many Shrunken Heads are booby trapped.

  • Boss number one's slow on the turn around, so get behind him and bash him on the behind.

A Real Head Trip

This game's gorgeous graphics are real eyeball captivators. The swift multiscrolling backgrounds, painted with unusual colors, make you feel like you've really landed on a tweaked-out, nuclearly wasted island. Oh yeah, the synthesized music's really groovy, too!

Heads-up for an equally colorful and tweaky assortment of creatures. The most common critters (Walking Skulls, Daffy-ish looking ducks, and arrow-tossing midgets) are easy to destroy. It's the Man-Eating Plants and the bug-eyed land fish that bum-out your life meter.

If Chuck begins to run out of steam, he can visit and re-visit the Spring-poles tor a boost to his health. However, Chuck must land directly on top of the pole without causing it to waver.

Getting A Head in me World

How does Chuck overcome his dilemmas? By using his heads -- as in two heads are better than one. Doc Stein accidentally stuck one head in Chuck's belly and the other where it should be -- between the ears.

Jowels-in-the-bowel are Chuck's permanent and primary source of defense. This head-like appendage extends and retracts from his belly like an accordion. Head number two, on the other hand, is used like a baseball on a rubber band. Chuck hurls it and it eventually springs back.

Strategically placed goody holders, called "Shrunken Heads" contain the keys to success: life-hearts, potions for strength and invincibility, coins for bonus rounds, and more.

Chuck can fly over danger spots if you launch him into the air and rapidly press Button C.


Decapattack breathes life into the worn out action/adventure theme -- you gotta' admit, head tossing is a pretty innovative form of self-defense. It's got all the makings for a superior game: great graphics, manageable challenge, ear-pleasing tunes, and, yahoo, endless continues. It's well worth losing your head in Decapattack.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

Here's an adventure game with a new twist! As a weapon you can throw your head at the enemy! Reunite Mystery Island to save your friends!

Sega went to Japan and converted their Magical Hats cart into something that the U.S. would like. And they succeeded! Decapattack is a humorous quest/adventure for all ages.

Decap Attack also know as Decapattack.

Featuring enough puns and monsters to make Famous Monsters of Filmland editor Forrest J. Ackerman blush, Decapattack puts you in the role of Chuck D. Head, a two-headed creature made from various body parts by Frank N. Stein. One head is on top of your shoulders where it should be, but the other is in your chest. You can throw one head (when you have one), and punch using the head in your chest.

Why use your heads for such destructive behavior? Because many of Dr. Stein's creations are out of control and have taken over an island that is made of body parts. Max D. Cap, who has separated all the parts of the island, has recruited the monsters and formed an army. You'll run, jump, swim and punch your way through man-eating plants, snarling werewolves, biting totem poles, ghoulish ghosts, walking skulls and other creepy creatures.

As you lurk your way through Decap Attack, you can find potions that will give you special powers, such as Swill, which surrounds you in a ball of protective light, Claxy, which makes you run faster and jump higher, and Freeiz, which freezes all enemies onscreen.

Decap Attack features seven three-stage levels with names such as Armington, Abdomainland and Eyeland. To progress from one level to the next, you must find the treasure and defeat a boss, such as a giant toad or a mutated mole.

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Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots