Popeye (ZX Spectrum)

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The object of the game is to collect hearts and deliver them to Olive Oyle to keep her 'lovemeter' topped up. Points are scored for hearts delivered. Bluto, UFO's, witches etc try to stop you. Some hearts are behind locked doors so you've got to find the right key to open the door and get them while others can be grabbed simply by jumping up to get them. Somewhere there's a fruit machine for which you need to collect 'spin' items.

The game boasts a 'clever multidimensional effect' which allows Popeye to go behind the scenery and go through doors.


Popeye ZX Spectrum Just so you know what game you're playing. These tiles will clear to show the game menu.
Popeye ZX Spectrum The game menu. On the right are two status bars, one shows what you're carrying - tins of spinach, or keys., the other shows the hearts collected.
Popeye ZX Spectrum This is the start of the game. that bird flies in front of us. The status bar shows 1 tin of spinach, or one life. The characters are much bigger than usual as you can see.
Popeye ZX Spectrum Popeye goes through a doorway and can climb the rope

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Crash! Sep, 1985 90 out of 100 90
Sinclair User Oct, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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piltdown_man (151727) added Popeye (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 14, 2010
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