Head Over Heels

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
...
2.3
ZX Spectrum
91
3.7
Commodore 64
...
3.1
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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 Get the hooter
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC Options
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum Head over Heels in the Blacktooth market
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC A glowing crystal

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) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 97 out of 100 97
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC 1986 81 out of 100 81
Tilt Amstrad CPC Jun, 1987 15 out of 20 75
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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