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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.


Head Over Heels Commodore 64 Be careful, this room has a spikey floor, so don't fall!
Head Over Heels Commodore 64 That floating platform can transport you to a new floor
Head Over Heels Commodore 64 Hmm, now which way do I want to go?
Head Over Heels Commodore 64 Some obstacles to jump past

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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

There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Aug, 1987 98 out of 100 98
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Commodore Format Feb, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Commodore Format May, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Your Commodore Sep, 1987 35 out of 40 88


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1001 Video Games

Head 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)

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Servo (57415) added Head Over Heels (Commodore 64) on Jul 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (631928), Kabushi (243819), Martin Smith (67781), Игги Друге (46374) and Katakis | カタキス (41291)