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Head Over Heels

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Atari 8-bit
Amstrad PCW
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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.


Head Over Heels Commodore 64 Loading screen
Head Over Heels MSX The platform in the corner can teleport you!
Head Over Heels Atari ST Title screen
Head Over Heels Atari ST Hmm, now how can I reach that high door?

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)

The Press Says

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 98 out of 100 98
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 97 out of 100 97
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92 (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89 Amstrad CPC Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC 1986 81 out of 100 81
Tilt Amstrad CPC Jun, 1987 15 out of 20 75


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1001 Video Games

Head Over Heels appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • 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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