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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 Select joystick
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC Title
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW Riding a lift to reach the conveyor belt
Head Over Heels Atari ST Hmm, now how can I reach that high door?

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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

CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 93 out of 100 93
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Atari User (UK) Atari 8-bit Aug, 1987 8 out of 10 80
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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