Head Over Heels (Atari 8-bit)

Head Over Heels Atari 8-bit Loading screen

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Description

Two distinct characters called Mr Head and Mr Heels are played in this arcade adventure. They are separated at the shoulders but capable of joining together to maximize their abilities in some situations (but reduce them in others, so they can be split again).

The game is presented from an isometric perspective, and presents the characters with a number of puzzles involving switches, jumps and climbs. The levels are 3 dimensional, and the characters must collect crowns as they progress. Objects can be picked up and manipulated as necessary.

Screenshots

Head Over Heels Atari 8-bit The Blacktooth Empire
Head Over Heels Atari 8-bit Title screen
Head Over Heels Atari 8-bit This is Head
Head Over Heels Atari 8-bit This is Heels

Alternate Titles

  • "Head Over Heels HD" -- iPad title
  • "Head-Over-Heels" -- Atari 8-bit loading title
  • "Foot and Mouth" -- Working Title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1987 9 out of 10 90

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Head Over Heels appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • March 1991 (Issue 6) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) – Heaven: Music of the Gods
  • CRASH
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Arcade Adventure 1987 (readers choice)
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Most Challenging Game 1987 (readers choice)
  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #3 Best Atari XL Game '87
  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #35 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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Martin Smith (63061) added Head Over Heels (Atari 8-bit) on Aug 23, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (138960), Martin Smith (63061), Servo (55769), Игги Друге (44970) and *Katakis* (37896)