Shack's Arcade Corner: Popeye

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Popeye is a 1983 arcade platform game developed and released by Nintendo based on the Popeye characters licensed from King Features Syndicate and Popeye the Sailor. Unlike most platform games, the player cannot jump; the only button is "punch." Check it out!

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    October 26, 2016 4:20 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner: Popeye

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      October 26, 2016 4:24 PM


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      October 26, 2016 4:28 PM

      I had that on my Colecovision! For some reason I loved it. lol

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      October 26, 2016 5:12 PM

      I played my fair share of Popeye at the arcades. It was no Burger Time but it was alright.

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      October 26, 2016 5:14 PM

      Loved this on my Atari 5200

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      October 26, 2016 9:08 PM

      Popeye was one of my favorite games. The graphics and cabinet art were insanely nice compared to most games from that era, and it was just a super fun game.

      We had one in our garage for years after my dad's arcade imploded. Always fun for a laugh and got a ton of play. :)

      My favorite thing about this video is Greg having to describe who Popeye was. When I was a kid, he was on all the time. I think Greg says the game was based on cartons from the 60s in the video? The cartoons were from the 40s and 50s. The comic strip started in the late 1920's.

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      October 26, 2016 11:31 PM

      Cool, nice vid. I knew of the game and saw it at a Arcade before but I never played it, huh Nintendo did it, I had no idea, crazy.

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      October 27, 2016 1:08 AM

      You'd better have talked about Kangaroo in this video too!

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      October 27, 2016 1:58 AM

      One of my favorites and most memorable games

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      October 27, 2016 5:46 AM

      Loved it on my Intellivision!

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