Free 80s Arcade: Play Popeye Online

We offer Popeye in multiple Game Console Emulators
NES Emulator    Atari 2600    Atari 5200  

Popeye is one of my favorite arcade games from the 1980’s. I spent countless hours playing this game in the arcade while growing up in the 80s. I hope you enjoy playing this free version online. No tokens required to play this emulated version of Popeye! Free 80s Arcade is a 100% free online arcade website. This game is mobile phone and Iphone compatible.

Instructions and Game History towards bottom of page.

NES EMULATOR: Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Keyboard Button
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start Popeye (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Zoom to expand the game to a larger size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. Sorry, no sound on mobile devices in this NES emulator.

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Game History:
Popeye is a 1982 arcade game developed by Nintendo and released by Nintendo based on the Popeye comic/cartoon characters licensed from King Features Syndicate. The object of the game was for Popeye to collect a certain number of items (24 hearts, 16 musical notes, the letters in the word "help" - depending on the level) while avoiding The Sea Hag, Brutus/Bluto (Brutus was the character's name in the King Features shorts, not Bluto), and other dangers.

Olive Oyl is your one true love, but it takes more than spinach power to win her affections—and her hand in marriage. The suiters fly at you with everything they have. You’re going fo have to climb ladders and take other precarious avenues to reach the object of your desire.

GAME PLAY: As Popeye you’re going to have to battle jealous foes through three increasingly hazardous levels to win Olive Oyl’s heart. You have to catch the hearts, musical notes, and letters she throws. Could they be love letters— only if you can defeat the dastardly suitors Brutus, Bernard (who flies into rages easily), and Seahag. You have to keep all the tokens of Olive's affection afloat, and you get to move to higher ground. Pluck Bernard's feathers or dump Brutus on your way. The higher you go, the tougher it gets. It takes more than a can of spinach to fight to the finish and win the
“goyl of your dreams.”

Video Game Emulation
(Download and play on your computer)
  • ColecoVision Emulator for Windows
    Games: Tapper, Football, Jungle Hunt, Baseball, Galaxian, Zaxxon, Star Trek, Super Donkey Kong Jr, Popeye, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Time Pilot, Frogger, Fury, Burger Time, Centipede, Qbert, CosmoFighter, plus many more...
  • Nintendo Emulator (NES) for Windows
    Games: Adventure Island, Commando, Bad Dudes, Baseball, Bill and Teds Adventure, BurgerTime Castlevania, Commando, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Elevator Action, Frankenstein, FunHouse, Galaga, Gauntlet, Jurassic Park, Mario Brothers, Millipede, Ms. PacMan, Pipe Dream, Popeye, Qbert, Super Mario Brothers & Duck Hunt, Tetris, Ultima4, WWF, plus many more...

Disclaimer: These 1980s Classic Arcade Games and Classic Video Games are for entertainment purpose only. I did not write any of these games myself. These games are provided AS IS and with NO warranty. All Copyrights are upheld with their respective game owners.