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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 5200 Collecting hearts...
Popeye Atari 5200 Gameplay on a pirate ship...
Popeye Atari 5200 Collect musical notes on this level

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Alternate Titles

  • "ポパイ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Nov 04, 2001 A- 91
Retro4Ever May 29, 2013 7.25 out of 10 72


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RKL (5734) added Popeye (Atari 5200) on Dec 04, 2003
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