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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 Amstrad CPC Get the hooter
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC Say hello to Propellar Head
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC You're supposed to jump these things
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC Puzzle: Stack the three seats on top of each other to reach the north exit

Promo Images

Head Over Heels Magazine Advertisement
Head Over Heels Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Head Over Heels HD" -- iPad title
  • "Head-Over-Heels" -- Atari 8-bit loading title
  • "Foot and Mouth" -- Working Title

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Amstrad Action May, 1987 95 out of 100 95 Nov 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Happy Computer 1986 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Jun, 1987 15 out of 20 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1987 8.6 out of 12 72


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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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Katakis | カタキス (42137) added Head Over Heels (Amstrad CPC) on Jul 31, 2005
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