DescriptionTwo 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.
- "Head Over Heels HD" -- iPad title
- "Head-Over-Heels" -- Atari 8-bit loading title
- "Foot and Mouth" -- Working Title
|The Immortals (#12)||Ashley Pomeroy (233)|
|Sinclair User||May, 1987||100|
|Your Sinclair||Aug, 1990||98 out of 100||98|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Aug, 1990||97 out of 100||97|
|Crash!||Apr, 1987||97 out of 100||97|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jul, 1990||93 out of 100||93|
|Your Sinclair||Jun, 1987||9 out of 10||90|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Aug 21, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|Crash!||Jul, 1990||89 out of 100||89|
|Sinclair User||Jul, 1991||89 out of 100||89|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||May, 1987||8.6 out of 12||72|
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1001 Video GamesHead Over Heels appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 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
- 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)
Related Web Sites
- Head Over Heels remake (released in 2003 by Retrospec. Versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and BeOs are available.)
- Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crown (Something of a curiosity - an academic article examining the significance of the teamwork and combination strategies used in the game)