Spinach 'n' yams, this is one tasty game.
What am I? I'm Popeye...and I yam what I yam what I yam, and I yam what I yam, and that's all that I yam 'cause I yam what I yam-er, sorry...
Ah yes, Popeye. If you haven't even HEARD of that name, you've been living in a cave all of your life. He has certainly come a long way from his Fleischer cartoons in the '30s and '40s, not to mention several TV shows and a 1980 live-action movie starring Robin Williams and Shelly Duvall. This game here is the very first of only a handful of Popeye video games.
In this game, you control Popeye as he collects various items his gal Olive Oyl drops down to him, all while evading Bluto and the Sea Hag's projectiles. The game consists of only three levels, which repeat and become progressively harder once you complete them. The first level consists of collecting Olive's hearts, the second level consists of collection her musical notes, and the third and final level consists of collecting letters from the word "HELP", since Bluto is holding Olive captive. Bluto chases Popeye around, throwing bottles at him and trying to hit him from underneath or swiping at him from above. The Sea Hag appears at the very edges of the stage and throw bottles at you, which you must punch. Bluto also throws bottles as well. A can of spinach is available at your disposal; punch it, and you temporarily become faster and invincible, giving you the ability to knock Bluto down just by running into him.
Overall, this game is a lot of fun, and it's also addicting. The graphics are superb; they are bright and colorful, and very detailed. Classic early-arcade sound effects are sure to please anyone. However, some might not view it as good as Nintendo's other arcade games such as "Donkey Kong", but it definitely is a classic.