Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Head Over Heels


I stumbled upon Head Over Heels by pure chance today. It's been donkey's years since I last played this on my old ZX Spectrum and seeing it again is a heartwarming reminder of the 8-bit scene. However, I shockingly cannot remember completing this tough isometric adventure and I certainly don't ever recall playing the Atari ST version!

Head Over Heels is far more complex that it first appears with two characters who each have their own skillset with which to deal with puzzles. It's superb to see this again after all these years and anyone that loves the "filmation" genre will surely also love this. The graphics are Spec-tacular with superb details and more colour than my old rubber Speccy could ever have dreamt of back then. This is a huge and intriguing adventure offering many sleepless nights!

LINKS

 - AtariMania features this within the ST database including an interesting tidbit too!
 - Download Head Over Heels from 8BitChip as this supports a trainer and hard drive installation.
 - An extremely interesting website for the ZX Spectrum version with maps, videos, and more...
 - Retrospec remade a number of Speccy games and Head Over Heels is one of them.