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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!


Popeye Atari 2600 The boat level on Atari 2600
Popeye Atari 2600 The second level
Popeye Atari 2600 Title screen
Popeye Atari 2600 The first level

Promo Images

Popeye Magazine Advertisement
Popeye Magazine Advertisement Back cover

Alternate Titles

  • "ポパイ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Oct 04, 2003 B+ 83
Woodgrain Wonderland Sep 27, 2017 B+ 83
Tilt Jan, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
TeleMatch Nov, 1983 2 out of 6 80
Game Freaks 365 Jul 05, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.8 out of 10 78
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Dec, 1983 3 out of 4 75


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

Servo (57391) added Popeye (Atari 2600) on Jun 10, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69317), RKL (5736), ZZip (830), Pseudo_Intellectual (61060), Servo (57391) and Psionic (2049)