Release: August 5, 1981
Sales: 250, 000-1, 000, 000
Model Number: PP-23
Popeye is a Game & Watch game released as a part of the Wide Screen series on August 5, 1981, as a part of the Table Top series on August 17, 1983, and as a part of the Panorama series on August 30, 1983. It is a single-screen single-player Game & Watch. Hirokazu Tanaka composed the game music.
The player controls the eponymous Popeye, who has to catch objects thrown by Olive Oyl, while at the same time avoiding Bluto‘s attacks. If Popeye is upright in the center of the boat, he’s safe from Bluto’s attacks, but he may miss objects thrown by Olive Oyl. The game speeds up as it progresses, and Olive Oyl will start throwing more than one objects at the same time.