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Full titlePopeye
Year of release1985
PublisherDK'Tronics Ltd (UK)
Re-released byABC Soft (Spain)
Alternative Software Ltd (UK)
Macmillan Software Ltd (UK)
System 4 (Spain)
Zafi Chip (Spain)
Z Cobra (Spain)
Author(s)Don Priestley
Tie-in licenceKing Features Syndicate Inc (USA) (cartoon: Popeye)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Platform
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£6.95
1950 ptas.
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on the compilation Kids Pack 2 (Alternative Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Popeye - The Collection (Alternative Software Ltd)
Appeared on side A of covertape ZX Files Megatape 1 (ZX Files)
Appeared on side A of electronic magazine Outlet issue 118 (Outlet)
Features In-game Mini-game(s)
Also listed on Freebase
SPOT commentsalso published by Macmillan in 1986
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Popeye
2. Popeye 2
3. Wrestle Crazy
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and NES
Score 8.12 (80 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Popeye.tzx.zip29,207(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1985Unspecified custom loader
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Popeye.tap.zip28,767((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Original release1985
Popeye(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).tzx.zip29,783(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAS14450151038714451987Unspecified custom loader
Popeye(MacmillanSoftwareLtd).tzx.zip29,787(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release97803334284051985Unspecified custom loader
Popeye(System4).tzx.zip29,713(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-2838-19881988Unspecified custom loader
Popeye(ZCobra).tzx.zip29,817(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release61711147M-32850-19861987Unspecified custom loader
Popeye(ZafiChip).tzx.zip29,912(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseZS-48_147M-32850-19861986Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
Popeye.gif2,863(Loading screen)
Popeye.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Popeye(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).gif4,015(Loading screen)
Popeye(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Popeye.gif6,110(In-game screen)
Popeye.txt1,170(English instructions)
Popeye(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).txt5,465(Multi-language instructions)
Popeye(ZCobra).pdf8,924(Spanish instructions)
Popeye.jpg92,561(Game map)
Popeye_2.png46,298(Game map)
Popeye.jpg73,300(Cassette inlay)
Popeye(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).jpg99,388(Re-release cassette inlay)
Popeye(MacmillanSoftwareLtd).jpg71,248(Re-release cassette inlay)
Popeye(ZafiChip).jpg175,876(Re-release cassette inlay)
Popeye(ZCobra).jpg157,607(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Player reviews
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Magazine references
Crash11.84page 135(News/Note) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly12.84page 105(News/Note) [full page]
Personal Computer Games12.84page 24(News/Note - ref. "Home Sweet Home") [full page]
ZX Computing4.85page 21(News/Note) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly8.85page 210(Review) [full page]
Computer Gamer9.85page 65(Review) [full page]
Crash9.85page 20(News/Note) [full page]
Crash9.85page 72(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User10.85page 23(Review) [full page]
Your Spectrum10.85page 47(Review) [full page]
Crash12.85page 82(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User2.86page 30(Tips) [full page]
Crash5.86page 57(News/Note) [full page]
Crash6.86page 42(Letter) [full page]
Crash11.87page 114(Feature - Sprite & Sound)[full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 29(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.88page 21(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 54(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby11.85page 12(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby12.85page 42(Justicieros)[full page]
MicroHobby12.86page 39(Tokes)[full page]

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