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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 Amiga The empire
Head Over Heels Amstrad PCW Select joystick
Head Over Heels Amstrad CPC One of the first monsters that you encounter

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

The Immortals (#12) ZX Spectrum Ashley Pomeroy (233)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 98 out of 100 98
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 97 out of 100 97
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Force Amiga May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari 8-bit Oct, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari 8-bit Sep, 1987 Unscored Unscored


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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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