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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 NES The second level
Popeye NES Collect hearts on the first level
Popeye NES First level complete
Popeye NES The third level

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Alternate Titles

  • "ポパイ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Nov 05, 2008 A 100
Retro Game Reviews Apr 13, 2016 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
8-bit Central Retro Gaming 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NES Archives Feb 21, 2008 B 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Génération 4 1987 67 out of 100 67
HonestGamers Mar 08, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Tilt Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45 Jan, 2013 C- 42
Power Play Sep, 1988 33 out of 100 33


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Servo (57398) added Popeye (NES) on Jun 10, 2003
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