Popeye for NES

Play classic game Popeye on PC.

  • Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
  • License: Freeware / Free
  • OS: Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me
  • Publisher: NINTENDO CO. LTD.

Description of Popeye for NES

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The object of the game was for Popeye to collect a certain number of items (24 hearts, 16 musical notes, the letters in the word "help" - depending on the level) while avoiding The Sea Hag, Brutus/Bluto (Brutus was the character's name in the King Features shorts, not Bluto), and other dangers. The player can make Popeye walk back and forth and up and down stairs and ladders with an 8-way joystick. There is a punch button, but unlike similar games of the period, no jump button. Each level has a can of spinach. If Popeye punches the spinach, he can temporarily become invincible and knock out Brutus just by running into him; although after a few seconds Brutus will swim back out and be ready for action again.

In Round 1 (the dock scene) of each level is a punching bag, which Popeye can use to knock a nearby barrel loose from its position (centered near the top of the playing field). If the barrel falls onto Brutus' head, the player earns bonus points (based on where Brutus was attacked) and renders Brutus harmless for several seconds.

Otherwise Popeye's attacks did nothing to his nemesis.

Other licensed Popeye characters in the game are Olive Oyl, Swee' Pea, and Wimpy, though they are mostly decorative and do not add heavily to the gameplay. Wimpy appears in Round 2 of each level, on one end of the see-saw in the lower left corner of the field. Swee' Pea floats high above it, and can give Popeye bonus points if Popeye can spring off the see-saw and touch him.
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