Heave Ho Reviews

Heave Ho is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

It's a good chunk of content for an absolute steal of a price. The wackiness of grabbing your friends, flinging yourself around, making faces and noises, and just causing shenanigans all around doesn't really get old. Heave Ho is a much harder sell to anyone expecting to play it solo, but it's an absolute must-have for any local multiplayer get-together with friends.

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7 / 10
Aug 30, 2019

Heave Ho is the life of the party: wild and magnetic with a few surprises up its sleeve. Play it on your own, however, and it's not quite as much fun to hang with.

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Aug 29, 2019

With fun presentation and a well designed co-op platforming mechanic Heave Ho is certainly a great new addition to the party game genre.

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85 / 100
Sep 4, 2019

It will give you some solid, challenging play time on your own, and then when your buddy comes over you can have a ridiculous time flinging each other across the map. I would say El Cartel Studio has nailed this simplicity with this one, I would recommend checking it out.

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8 / 10
Oct 11, 2019

Friends, pizzas, Heave Ho and I are the assurance of an evening of great quality. Be careful, however, in addition to tension in your fingers, your ribs, your ears, your voice, could suffer the crazy control of these heads to arms, between laughter and hilarious confusion, for the final, also a moral: only we go more quickly, to many we go further (and died of laughter).

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8 / 10
Aug 29, 2019

Heave Ho doesn't quite reach the lofty heights of Snipperclips, but it's still one of the best couch co-op titles to hit the Switch.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 17, 2019

Be it alone or with friends (though the latter is the more recommended option), Heave Ho is still a truly unique and challenging platforming adventure with a ton of charm.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Heave Ho is a quirky little platformer to play on your own that really shines when you take on multiplayer mode.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

Heave Ho is a nice combination of two genres, platform and party games, which will bring hours of fun if you're going to play it with friends.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

Heave Ho is a fun multiplayer game that provides plenty of laughter – provided you play with three of your friends.

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8 / 10
Dec 30, 2019

Heave Ho is an insane party game that ramps up the craziness to the maximum.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Needless to say, if you like local co-op games and own either a Nintendo Switch or a PC, Heave Ho should be considered absolutely essential. It really is one of the best local co-op games available.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

Before we knew it, we had been playing for four hours, laughing so hard I fell off my couch on several instances. It is the perfect game to pull out during a friendly get together or party, with a control scheme that anybody can wrap their head around and shenanigans that will cause just about any group to laugh until they cry. If you enjoy local multiplayer games, you owe it to yourself to give Heave Ho a try.

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Worth your time
Nov 10, 2019

Heave Ho is an absolute blast and one of the best co-op party games I have aver played. Despite its overly simplistic nature it really is extremely fun.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2019

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed Heave Ho and it is a game we cannot recommend enough.

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Sep 12, 2019

Despite the lackluster single player and small other foibles I have with some of Heave Ho's design choices, you're still getting a ton of great bang for your buck here, especially at the $10 asking price.

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6 / 10
Sep 10, 2019

In the end there was not much satisfaction from beating Heave Ho by myself. There’s no denying that the game is much better when playing with friends. I still cannot shake the feeling that more modes could have been provided to give Heave Ho more playtime and more replay value. The use of physics, motion and momentum were done rather well, especially when considering such infamously frustrating Internet games like QWOP and Getting Over It. Personally, I will stick to Super Mario Party for a party game or even Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but I can see others that actually have more friends within their area enjoying this title.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2019

Heave Ho is a game that both destroys and strengthens friendships and you’d be remiss to not include it in your game night line-up.

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8.6 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2019

Heave Ho is an utter delight to play, with its co-operative and outright zany take on being a trapeze artist making (kind of?) for a uniquely fun escapade. It’s a bit tough to recommend as a single player experience as it loses a lot of its charm when playing solo, so it’s definitely a case of ‘the more, the merrier’. If you can get some friends to join you though, you’re in for heck of a good time (and maybe the occasional argument if one of you gets slippery fingers…)

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7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Heave Ho is still a raucous good time when you are playing with others in local co-op, and for the price, it's worth a couple of nights with friends on the couch.

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