Popeye

Critic Score User Score
Atari 8-bit
...
3.9
Atari 2600
...
...
NES
67
3.3
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Description

As Popeye, you are trying to win Olive Oyl's love! She is at the top of the screen dropping tokens of her love, and you need to collect them before they hit the ground. After you have collected the required number of items, you can move on to the next, more difficult level. There are many obstacles trying to stop you from completing your task, though! Brutus wanders around the screen and is constantly trying to catch you. If you collect a can of spinach, you can temporarily knock him out, otherwise Brutus will knock you out. Other objects such as bottles or birds are also flying around the screen and will cause you to lose one of your lives if you are hit. Each level features a different layout of platforms and ladders, and will have you collecting different items as they float towards the bottom of the screen!

Screenshots

Popeye ColecoVision Chasing Brutus after eating some spinach
Popeye Arcade Get Ready.
Popeye NES Title screen
Popeye Atari 5200 Gameplay on a pirate ship...

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User Reviews

Flawed translation, but better than it could have been Intellivision Alan Schriver (4)

Critic Reviews

TeleMatch TI-99/4A Jan, 1985 3 out of 3 100
The Video Game Critic NES Nov 05, 2008 A 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Nov 04, 2001 A- 91
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Oct 04, 2003 B+ 83
The Review Busters NES 2011 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming.it NES May 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 05, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Retro4Ever Atari 5200 May 29, 2013 7.25 out of 10 72
Génération 4 NES 1987 67 out of 100 67
Power Play NES Sep, 1988 33 out of 100 33

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Awards

  • TeleMatch
    • Issue 04/1984 – #3 Hand-held/Minigames of the Year 1983 (Readers' Vote)

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