Popeye no Eigo Asobi - 11/22/83
So, imagine this scene. You're one of the lucky people who has a shiny new Famicom. You've jumped barrels, climbed vines, caught hearts, and played board games. Every day for two and a half months you've checked the game store to see if there's something new and exciting to bring home. You ask the clerk and he finally says - "Yes! We have a new Famicom game in today!" Excitedly, you hurry to the shelf and look at...Popeye no Eigo Asobi! Or, in English - Popeye's English Playing! Wow. Talk about your disappointments. This is basically hangman, but with Popeye's graphics. In Word Puzzle A you get the word in Japanese katakana and you choose the right letters from below. Thrilling. Also, you may notice in the screenshot that the word - vitamin is spelled incorrectly. Word Puzzle B throws in the exciting twist of removing the clue. Word catcher is more of an arcade challenge, but actually has more problems than fun. A list of three words in Japanese are on the left side of the screen, and Olive is throwing letters from above. The problem is that she's really throwing a lot of letters around - it's hard to catch the letters you mean to without catching the ones you don't. If you REALLY like hangman - give this one a go, otherwise, play the regular Popeye instead.