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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 ZX Spectrum The Book World
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC On a lift
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum The bag will allow you to carry boxes
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum The gun will allow you to freeze your enemies

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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

Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1987 98 out of 100 98
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 97 out of 100 97
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1994 95 out of 100 95
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Force Amiga May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC 1986 81 out of 100 81
Atari User (UK) Atari 8-bit Aug, 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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