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

Promo Images

Popeye Magazine Advertisement Back cover
Popeye Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "ポパイ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Nov 05, 2008 A 100 May 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
The Review Busters 2011 8 out of 10 80
NES Archives Feb 21, 2008 B 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Génération 4 1987 67 out of 100 67
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Mar 08, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Tilt Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45 Jan, 2013 C- 42


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Servo (57362) added Popeye (NES) on Jun 10, 2003
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