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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 A dead end
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW A puzzly room
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum This is Heels
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum 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
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 93 out of 100 93
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari 8-bit Oct, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Sep, 1987 35 out of 40 88
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC 1986 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC May, 1987 8 out of 10 80

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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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