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Head Over Heels

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad PCW
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Commodore 64
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3.1
MSX
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3.2
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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 MSX Explore the rooms
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW Starting out as Head – the thing is the corner is a teleporter
Head Over Heels Commodore 64 Title screen
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW Title screen

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
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 97 out of 100 97
Eurogamer.net (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com 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
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 63 out of 100 63

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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

  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #3 Best Atari XL Game '87
  • CRASH
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Arcade Adventure 1987 (readers choice)
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Most Challenging Game 1987 (readers choice)
  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #35 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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