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Head Over Heels (Amstrad CPC)

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82
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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 Amstrad CPC On a lift
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC You're supposed to jump these things
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC Title
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC Starting point

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Happy Computer 1986 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Jun, 1987 15 out of 20 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1987 8.6 out of 12 72

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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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*Katakis* (37853) added Head Over Heels (Amstrad CPC) on Jul 31, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (131769), Martin Smith (63058), Servo (55766) and Игги Друге (44657)