POPEYE

HIDDEN MESSAGE:  Parker Bros.Joe Gaucher” can be found at the very end of the compiled code listing (picture #1). {Scott Stilphen}

BUG: Get 8 or more hearts, and then die. Once you start your next life, go RIGHT off the ledge, then LEFT to the spinach.  Brutus should be right behind you.  Immediately get the spinach and hit Brutus and your score will usually be anywhere from 114,110 to 115,120 (video #1).  {Kerr S. Clarkson, TV Gamer May 1984}

BUG: Get 8 or more hearts, and then die. Once you start your next life, go RIGHT off the ledge, then LEFT to the spinach.  Brutus should be right behind you.  If you hesitate before getting the spinach and you punch Brutus when he’s jumping up, he’ll bounce around and his graphics will become a column of distorted graphics (picture #2 and video #2).  {Scott Stilphen}

BUG: Get 8 or more hearts, and then die. Once you start your next life, go RIGHT off the ledge, then LEFT to the spinach and stand next to it.  Brutus will come over, jump up, and stand right next to you.  He’ll then walk over to the right side of the screen (move away from the left edge at this time) and keep going, eventually wrapping around (video #3)!  After a moment, he’ll walk back through the left side, wrapping back around to the left.  {Brian Bell, TV Gamer November 1984}

BUG: Start playing and then hold down the RESET button - the music will play about an octave lower. Seems only to work on the older 2600 console, and not on the 2600jr and 7800.

BUG: It happens very rarely, but if you’re in the right spot when you punch Brutus he’ll wrap-around the screen to the other side! {Scott Stilphen}

FRYING: Get a rolling screen to appear.  When it stops you’ll have about 255 free men in reserve! {Scott Stilphen}

 

   

 


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