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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 lift brings us to this new location
Head Over Heels Atari ST A narrow corridor
Head Over Heels Commodore 64 Title screen
Head Over Heels ZX Spectrum The sleeping rabbits can provide you with extra lives -- as well as invincibility, fast speed (Head) or high jumps (Heels) for a limited time

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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

The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC May, 1987 95 out of 100 95
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Sep, 1987 35 out of 40 88
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC 1986 81 out of 100 81
Tilt Amstrad CPC Jun, 1987 15 out of 20 75
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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