Head Over Heels by Ocean

head_over_heels_01Publisher: Ocean
Developer: Ocean
Release Date: 1987
Code: Colin Porch
GFX: Unknown
Music: Peter Clarke
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 98%
Our Game Rating: 85%
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
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In 1987, everyone seemed to rave about this game and marvel over its playability. Even ZZAP64 magazine got in on the act and awarded the game 98 percent. Unfortunately, I was one of the minority who really didn’t get on with the game and found it very sluggish and tedious. I certainly don’t think it deserves 98 percent!
Head and Heel finally teleport out …
… and return home.
Freedom at last!
The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I’m too sure where this ending came from and so I can’t really tell if I – or anyone else – cheated to the end. It will remain a mystery.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: When the crowns of all four slave planets are collected, the Emperor can be killed, and with him the evil Blacktooth Empire. The emperor’s death signals the end of Head and Heels’ task, and they return home to their planet Freedom, to be acclaimed as heroes.
COMMENTS: When I first saw this ending I wasn’t too sure if they game had reached the end. It’s a little strange and offers little evidence of the game actually being completed. I am a little astonished that such a highly rated game can have such a lack-lustre ending.
FINAL SAY: There really isn’t much to it 😦

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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One Response to Head Over Heels by Ocean

  1. Never got into this one either. This type of game was just so counter-intuitive, I never felt that isometric perspective suited arcade style games (Strategy games were another matter, but that applied more for 16-bit systems and later). This does indeed seem an underwhelming effort for mastering such a fiddly game.


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