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Video GameHeave Ho Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Heave Ho is a game where up to four players try and swing themselves across a level. But you can only hang on to certain points and must dangle and swing with both arms to progress. The twist is that you can also hold hands with other players and make long chains to get across wide gaps. Or you can let go at just the right time to throw each other where you need to be.

There are co-operative, competitive and single player modes to play with up to four players. You can customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accoutrement in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/08/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Communication, Traversal (Action, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: Le Cartel Studio (@LeCartelStudio)




Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete. The multiplayer rounds last from 10-30 minutes depending on how good you are as a team. As time passes the game introduces a variety of helpful ways to assist your progress.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Along with the co-operative place, a recent updated added competitive modes where teams of players compete to finish each level while sabotaging each other.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. This game looks good for really young players, but you do need to be able to cope with suddenly losing and being able to hold down a button to grip team-mates and architecture.


Heave Ho usually costs £8.50 to £8.99.

Heave Ho

Steam Store PC £8.50
Switch Store Switch £8.99
Steam Store Mac £8.50
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our Heave Ho Accessibility Report documents 12 accessibility features:
An assistance mode gives you bigger hands to make it easier to grab things. If you take a long time to complete a level the game provides items that help you on your way.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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