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Popeye

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
...
3.9
NES
67
3.2
Atari 2600
...
3.4
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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 Arcade She loves you.
Popeye ColecoVision Title screen
Popeye Arcade Top Five Chart.
Popeye NES The second level

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

TeleMatch TI-99/4A Jan, 1985 3 out of 3 100
The Video Game Critic NES Nov 05, 2008 A 100
TeleMatch ColecoVision Nov, 1983 1 out of 6 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Nov 04, 2001 A- 91
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Oct 04, 2003 B+ 83
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 2 out of 6 80
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Génération 4 NES 1987 67 out of 100 67
HonestGamers NES Mar 08, 2013 6 out of 10 60
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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