Dynamite Duke

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Dynamite Duke
Dynamite Duke
Japanese arcade flyer of Dynamite Duke.
Developer(s) Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade)

Sega (SMS)
Hertz (Genesis)

Publisher(s) Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade)

Sega (SMS, Genesis)

Distributor(s) Tecmo
Platform(s) Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, Sharp X68000
Release date(s) Arcade
Master System
Mega Drive/Genesis [1]
  • JP 27 October 1990
Genre(s) Cabal shooter
Mode(s) Single player

Dynamite Duke (Japanese: ダイナマイトデューク Hepburn: Dainamaito Dūku?) is a 1989 action arcade game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu. It was later ported to the Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive and Sharp X68000. Being a Cabal-based shooter, it can be considered a follow-up to Seibu's Empire City: 1931 and Dead Angle.

The Double Dynamites[edit]

The Double Dynamites
Developer(s) Seibu Kaihatsu
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) 1989-?
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single player, multi-player (max 2)

It is a version with simultaneous 2 player support. In addition, there are other changes:

  • Life gauges are shown with visible bars, where Duke and bosses all have 11 bars or life.
  • In English version, it is no longer possible to refill life bar by adding credits after completing Mission 1.
  • With the exception of Mission 9, there are more enemies on screen, including boss battles.
  • In high score entry screen, a countdown timer is shown.


Arcade screenshot

A top scientist decides to utilise a secret formula to develop his very own army of evil mutant warriors, so he can become ruler of the world. It is up to Dynamite Duke: a man who is armed with a cybernetic arm along with a machine gun.

Game play[edit]


Arcade version has 9 stages, while Genesis version only has 6 stages.


North American front cover of the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis port.

Levi Buchanan of IGN rated the Genesis game a 5.0 (Meh) for a dismal value, 30 minutes of play value.[2]


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