Heave Ho

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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