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Popeye (1984) (Commodore 64/128, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Alternative
Alter World | Alternative | Alto-Tech

Genre: Platform Game

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Commodore 64, Commodore 128

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Amstrad CPC464, Commodore 64/128 & Spectrum 48K

Compatible Emulators: WinVICE 2.4 x64 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

The Don Priestley graphic adventure version of Popeye, loosely based on the coin-op but introducing huge, cartoon-like sprites.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 20th Feb 1984
Original Release Price: £1.99
Market Valuation: £3.00 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): -  

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"A nicely put together, unusual and well above average game that's more relaxing than arduous." (Read Full Review)
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Life's not all a bowl of spinach for Popeye, as he hunts for hearts to win the love of Olive Oyl. His rival, the macho Bluto, is not amused. He thumps around making pulp of Popeye.

Olive Oyl demands a never-ending supply of love! Keep her sweet by collecting 25 scattered hearts and handing them over. Take care to check Olive's loveometer. When her love level starts to fade you must restore it by delivering some of the hearts you have collected.

The task is not easy. Hearts can be anywhere - up the lighthouse, on board the ship, under the ocean, locked in the house, on the roof, inside the fruit machine...

It's not just the right door keys that Popeye needs to collect on his way.

The coin is for the fruit machine - but what's the lucky combination you must 'hold'? And why is there an explosive fuse below the lighthouse? It could have something to do with Popeye firing the cannon - but don't let him jump onto a red flame!

Don't get bowled over by the flying saucer as it passes the roof, but hop on and see where it takes you.

The sailor man is not the only one seeking Olive Oyl's love. Bluto is his rival, pacing up and down outside Olive's house. Avoid Bluto and all the other moving objects - giant birds, flying witches, snoring dragons and gnashing sharks - as they have a habit of knocking Popeye for six. He'll survive if you have a tin of spinach in store for him, of course, but you can only carry eight things around with you - including hearts and keys as well as tins of the life-giving green stuff.

Remember that as well as climbing up and down the stairs and ropes, Popeye can move backwards and forwards. He can step into doorways out of harm's way, go in and out of buildings and explore behind objects. This takes care of most of his problems, but watch out for Bluto who switches from layer to layer on his patrol.

You score 1,000 points for each heart delivered, with a time bonus for delivering them all - and a special reward from Olive!

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, Q - Up, A - Down

Alternatively, use a joystick in port 2.

S - Start Game, H - Toggle Pause, R - Redefine keys



Popeye is Item ID 35574 in our database. Last modified on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 01:07:13 PM.

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