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The Video Game Critic
Although there's only one skill level, the level of difficulty is just right (a little on the hard side). If you haven't been spoiled by the Colecovision version yet, you'll have a great time with this one.
Popeye ist im Gegensatz zu vielen Videospielen mit makabren, brutalen und einfallslosen Ballerstories ein wirkliches Spiel. Es tut sich, nicht zuletzt dank der verschiedenen Bildschirm-Darstellungen, so allerlei auf der Mattscheibe, sowohl bei Atari als auch bei Colecovision.
Game Freaks 365
What then is my conclusion? First of all, Popeye is a fun game. It is a bit of a one-trick pony in that there aren't multiple game modes, but the mode that is here is quite entertaining. I will concede, however, that this game won't last forever in all likelihood. Aesthetically, particularly in the area of sound, Popeye is excellent. If you are a fan of Popeye, there is no logical reason for you not to give this game a try. Actually, if you're a fan of the Atari 2600 at all, there's little reason for you to skip out on this game. I would recommend that any true fan of the Atari 2600 consider buying this game.