Heads Up

A 35-year-old GCE Vectrex by GCE

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): headsup


Heads Up © 1983 GCE [General Consumer Electric]

Take the ultimate soccer challenge... without ever leaving your seat! Play with a friend or tackle the computer itself in an action-packed soccer game that takes all the concentration, strategy and split-second reactions of the real thing! You're in control as the realistic, dimensional players get the ball down the field by passing, bouncing and kicking it back and forth to one another -- just like a real soccer game!

HEADS-UP! And get ready for an exciting and demanding soccer tournament... complete with the roar of the crowd!

You can begin Heads-Up at any of three different skill levels. Level 1 is the least difficult and level 3 is the most difficult. To select a skill level, press button 2.

Once you have selected the number of players and the skill level, press button 4 for kick-off.
In a one player game, you always control the brightly lit players and the computer controls the dimly lit players.
In a two-player game, the built-in control panel controls the brightly lit players and the second control panel controls the dimly lit players.


Joystick: Controls the player, on offense or defense, with the dot over his head.
Button 1: Not used.
Button 2: Not used.
Button 3: Offense shoot/defense goalie. When on offense, this button releases a shot at the goal. On defense, press and hold this button while using the joystick to control movement of the goalie.
Button 4: Offense pass/defense switch. When on offense, this button releases a pass to another team-mate. On defense, this button transfers control of the joystick among the three defensive players.


Just like in real soccer, a team earns one point each time it kicks a ball into the goal. When the game ends, the final score is tallied and shown.

Game's ROM.