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Head over Heels

Average Rating: 7.92/10
Video Game Rank: 2042
Amiga Rank: 65
Commodore 64 Rank: 33
Macintosh Rank: 368
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 8
ZX Spectrum Rank: 16
Windows Rank: 1093
MSX Rank: 9
Amstrad CPC Rank: 13
Linux Rank: 165
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Primary Name
Head over Heels
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Platform
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Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1987-00-00
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Head over Heels
Nick: 
Linux modern remake
Rel Date: 2003-09-03
Publisher: Retrospec
Linux
Developer: Ocean Software, Retrospec
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
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Nick: 
Macintosh modern remake
Rel Date: 2003-09-03
Publisher: Retrospec
Macintosh
Developer: Ocean Software, Retrospec
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Head over Heels
Nick: 
Windows modern remake
Rel Date: 2003-09-03
Publisher: Retrospec
Windows
Developer: Ocean Software, Retrospec
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
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Head over Heels
Nick: 
Amiga release
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Amiga
Developer: Ocean Software
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Head over Heels
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MSX release
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
MSX
Developer: Ocean Software
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Amstrad CPC release
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
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Developer: Ocean Software
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
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Head over Heels
Nick: 
Atari 8-bit release
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Atari 8-bit family
Developer: Ocean Software
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Head over Heels
Nick: 
Commodore 64 release
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Commodore 64
Developer: Ocean Software
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
(neutral)
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Nick: 
ZX Spectrum release
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Ocean Software
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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User summary:

An isometric platform puzzle game from Ocean Software, developped for 8-bit systems and subsequently ported to various systems.

The player controls two creatures, Head and Heels, alternating between the two and, when possible, merging them into Headoverheels. The game is played in a flick-screen environment, with most screens presenting the player with some sort of puzzle to reach the exit, occasionally some dexterity test. Most dangerous object kill at a touch.

The two creatures have different capabilities: Head can jump high and glide in the air, but walks slowly, whereas Heels runs quickly and can carry one object, but barely jump. When combined, Headoverheels can both run quickly, pick up objects and jump high, but is big and can therefore not fit everywhere. How to advance through the rooms is a matter of clever thinking of pushing and lifting objects, out-maneuvering enemies and skillful jumping.

Once escaped from the initial prison, the goal of the game is to free four imprisoned worlds. The player can choose to skip some of these and just escape, but the final score will be better if worlds are saved.

Head over Heels was revived by Retrospec in 2003, who released a remake for Macintosh, Windows, Linux and BEOS. This remake is identical to the 8-bit versions, with identical sprites but in multicolour and newly composed music.

Individual credits:
Jon Ritman: design
Bernie Drummond: program (C64)

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 2042
Amiga Rank: 65
Commodore 64 Rank: 33
Macintosh Rank: 368
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 8
ZX Spectrum Rank: 16
Windows Rank: 1093
MSX Rank: 9
Amstrad CPC Rank: 13
Linux Rank: 165
Num Ratings: 12
Average Rating: 7.92
Standard Deviation: 1.11
Num Views: 775
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Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 3
Users Owning: 17
Users Wanting: 0
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