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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 Intellivision Title screen
Popeye Intellivision The second level
Popeye Atari 5200 Collect musical notes on this level
Popeye Arcade Eaten Spinach. Get Bluto.

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Popeye Magazine Advertisement
Popeye Magazine Advertisement Back cover


Alternate Titles

  • "ポパイ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Oct 04, 2003 B+ 83 NES May 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 2 out of 6 80
8-bit Central Retro Gaming NES 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Game Reviews NES Apr 13, 2016 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
neXGam Atari 2600 Jun 27, 2013 7.8 out of 10 78
NES Archives NES Feb 21, 2008 B 75
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Sep 26, 2010 B- 67
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45
Power Play NES Sep, 1988 33 out of 100 33


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

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