Head Over Heels

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
iPad
...
4.0
Commodore 64
...
3.1
Atari ST
...
2.4
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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 This is Heels
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum The gun will allow you to freeze your enemies
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW Starting out as Head – the thing is the corner is a teleporter

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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1994 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, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC 1986 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC May, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum May, 1987 8.6 out of 12 72
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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