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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 MSX Ready to enter the Blacktooth Empire?
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW Entering the door
Head Over Heels Commodore 64 Hmm, now which way do I want to go?
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC As Homer would say, "Hmm. Donuts."

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

The Immortals (#12) ZX Spectrum Ashley Pomeroy (233)

Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Atari User (UK) Atari 8-bit Aug, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum May, 1987 8.6 out of 12 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 63 out of 100 63

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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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