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Gameboy Popeye not available

Posted by Serguei2, 14 November 2018 · 176 views

I found an old letter from Funcoland saying Popeye on Gameboy is not available and it cannot be shipped.
Gameboy Popeye not available

I played Popeye on NES and I'd like to play it on Gameboy.
Time flies fast.

It exists, but only in Japan (or elsewhere if you imported it from there):



Curiously the sequel was released also in North America and Europe...

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Good thing this Popeye game didn't release or I would be disapointed.


Thanks for the link.


I was expecting a Nintendo version of Popeye, not this one.


There are no screenshots in Funcoland catalogues or I won't order it in the first place.

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Oh, I didn't check the developer/publisher. Perhaps there was another Popeye game planned, but scrapped. It doesn't seem that Nintendo has developed any more Popeye games since the two they made for Famicom/NES in 1983.


I saw notes about some other Popeye games never released outside of Japan due to licensing issues, whether it refers to software licenses or use of the characters. Perhaps laws regarding intellectual properties work differently in Japan, making it possible to obtain inexpensive licensing as long as one doesn't spread your work outside of the country?

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