|Gakuen Alice: Mikan's Head Mashness|
|Publisher|| Bandai Namco Games|
|Platform|| Bandai Extreme|
|Ratings||E for Everyone|
Gakuen Alice: Mikan's Head Mashness is a platformer video game based on the characters from Gakuen Alice developed by Treasure and Azumanga Interactive, published by Bandai Namco Games, and co-published by Sega for the Bandai Extreme and Bandai PocketTurbo.
The game is a hack of the Japanese Mega Drive version of Dynamite Headdy.
Mikan hears that most of the students of the Alice Academy elementary school have been kidnapped by an evil demon called the Dark Phantom. With the help of her friends (including Hotaru, Yū Tobita, Kokoroyomi, Nonoko, Anna, and Yōichi), Mikan heads to the Dark Phantom's hideout to stop him and save the students. But both Mr. Bear and Sumire want to stop her from getting there, so they send in alot of evil robots and monsters to destroy her.
Players control Mikan, with a weapon called "The Headdy" which detaches her head. Her weapon can be fired in eight directions to attack enemies and obstacles, as well as retrieve out of reach items. By grabbing a sphere, Mikan is able to pull herself up various platforms, or drag certain areas towards her. By finding a walking case, Mikan can gain a special head type depending on the image shown on the case at the time she hits it. These range from offensive heads that increase her strength, allows her to shoot homing stars or suck up everything on screen, to support heads which include invulnerability, shrinking to reach small areas and sleeping to regain health. Most of these heads have a time limit before the head returns to normal, with the player able to cancel at anytime, though some heads, such as the Pin Head, disable manual cancellation. The game also features a side-scrolling shooter stage, during which Mikan can change between three unique Head Types.
The game plays over a series of scenes, each made up of several acts, typically culminating in a battle against a boss. Collecting enough pieces which come out of defeated a boss earns the player a continue. During each scene, there are several 'secret bonus points' that can be earned by completing certain tasks, such as destroying certain enemies or objects. By finding the Liberty Head, players can enter a Bonus Stage in which the player must shoot basketballs into the correct hoops. Clearing these stages reveal part of a code which, at the end of the game, can be entered to access a bonus extra stage.