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Let's compare Popeye
« on: September 22, 2012, 16:11:33 PM »
Make sure you eat your spinach!


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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 16:27:37 PM »
I was actually playing the 2600 version a few days ago!

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 16:33:03 PM »
Thanks TrekMD! Thanks Nintendo for releasing the game!


Dear Santa,

I really would like to have the Arcade version, Intellivision, Odyssey2 and maybe a handheld version also.

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Hey onthinice,  get a job you bum!

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 17:04:05 PM »
This was one of the games I was looking forward to playing on the 5200 when I first got it.  I have the 2600 version but wanted to try out the better looking version.  Definitely a nice one!

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 17:07:37 PM »
Really surprised the Odyssey 2 version was left out. It would be neat to see the extra screens compared.

I always liked the Colecovison and 5200 over the Nes. The Nes is close as close can be, but still lacks something.

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 14:31:35 PM »
The video comparison has been updated, so here is the new version...

[align=center:2sx0fcd9]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O-O0pkvaWM[/align:2sx0fcd9]

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 21:38:51 PM »
Easy win for Arcade and NES here. I have this as a board game.^^
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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 09:16:07 AM »
The gameboy version was disappointing. Found it repeatative and the music a bit dull. That said its one of my few childhood originals so still play it from time to time

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 13:08:36 PM »
That Odyssey 2 version is absolutely tragic, you can barely tell that it's the same game!

It's a shame that Spectrum version was never finished, it looks like it had potential to be pretty good.

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 02:29:19 AM »
Odyssey 2 suffered from Atari will sue syndrome. After they had to pull K.C. Munchkin, every game after never looked like the original. Even if it was licensed. :10:

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 13:13:19 PM »
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Odyssey 2 suffered from Atari will sue syndrome. After they had to pull K.C. Munchkin, every game after never looked like the original. Even if it was licensed. :24:

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 00:46:11 AM »
Play any of the late Odyssey 2 releases and you will change your mind. :21:

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2013, 22:23:00 PM »
There are some very different Popeye games for the home computers by Alternative Software:

Popeye Walkthrough, ZX Spectrum

Popeye 2 Walkthrough, ZX Spectrum

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013, 16:46:55 PM »
:) So many fun looking games and I never had a chance to play them.

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Re: Let's compare Popeye
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2013, 22:17:35 PM »
There was a very bizarre 3rd game too!  :13:

Popeye 3 (1992) Spectrum 48 K