Dynamite Duke

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Dynamite Duke
DynamiteDuke arcadeflyer.png
Japanese arcade flyer of Dynamite Duke.

Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade)
Sega (SMS)

Hertz (Genesis)

Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade)

Sega (SMS, Genesis)
Platform(s) Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, X68000

Master System

Mega Drive/Genesis [1]
  • JP: 27 October 1990
Genre(s) Shooting gallery
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 Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis and 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 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.


Packaging for the Genesis version.

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


Mean Machines gave the Mega Drive/Genesis version a 79%, commenting that it was only visually better than the Master System version and that it "lacks lasting appeal."[2] Levi Buchanan of IGN rated the Genesis game a 5.0 (Meh) for a dismal value, 30 minutes of play value.[3]


  1. ^ "MD/GEN Release dates". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  2. ^ Dynamite Duke review - Mega Drive
  3. ^ Dynamite Duke Review - Horrible box art, horrible Genesis game.

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