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Popeye - 20081999120000 by Shadow Lord
Game:PopeyeCompany:Nintendo
Type:PlatformPlayers:1/2

Ah, my favorite arcade game from the 80's. While very fun and seemingly fresh, this game is really just a conglomerate of Pac-Man and Donkey Kong gameplay. As the cartoon sailor, you must collect Olive's kisses/notes/"HELPs" before they fade off-screen. Along the way, the jilted ne'er-do-well Bluto is trying to do you in by throwing bottles or wringing your neck with his bare hands. In Pac-Man spirit, you can turn the tables on your nemesis by reaching your power-up (spinach, what else?) and knocking Bluto into next week. The cartoon flavor of the game is captured well with slapstick such as knocking a bucket on Bluto's head, using seesaws, and sending a panicked Bluto cartwheeling off the screen with a spinach-charged punch.
Other characters from Segar's famous comic strip appear: The Sea Hag and her insiduous buzzard, Swee'pea and Wimpy appear in the game to both hinder and help. Sure, it's not incredibly hard, and it can get repetitious after awhile, but it fulfills my major requirement for any arcade game: it must be fun and bring ya back time and time again.
Graphics
7
7
Sound
Play Control
6
7
Challenge
Replay Value
10
6
Performance
1999 EmuViews