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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 PCW Entering the door
Head Over Heels Commodore 64 A narrow corridor
Head Over Heels Atari ST Be careful, the floor in this room has spikes!
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW Title screen

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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
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Force Amiga May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC 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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