Like Tarzan, Flash Gordon and a few other former cultural icons, the character of Popeye enjoyed household name status in the period between the World Wars but today is rapidly fading from the public consciousness as dated antiquity. Nevertheless, Rocket Games has produced a swell take on the character and his buddies like Olive Oyl, Bluto and Wimpy; this tablet casino game is called, naturally, Popeye Slots (or “Popeye Classic Slots,” as the actual game icon on the iPad would have it.
Popeye Slots consists of six games, a mix of classic-style 3-reel and 5-reel slot games. Not all are distinctly Popeye-themed: In fact, the only playable game immediately available after downloading the Popeye Slots app is the rather generic classic-style 3-reeler Quintuple 5x Win. Happily, leveling up to the more appropriately Popeye-themed takes just a brief amount of playing.
Just keep playing. Increase wager when possible............And now, back to that “other slots” question…
The 4-reel 10x Popeye Slot unlocks at level 10; this one contains the range of characters in a 3-reel, single-payline format, plus a fourth reel, which serves up bonus multipliers to increase payouts on wins all the more. Hot Re-Spin is unlocked at roughly the same level as 10x Popeye. Themed on spicy hot chili peppers (I know, right? More on this below.) and done up in classic fashion, this slot contains lots of bonus multipliers and gorgeously simple graphics.
We return to Popeye’s cartoon universe for other games in the Popeye Slots suite, including the gaudily red, white & blue Patriot, which unlocks at level 15; Triple Pay, which stars the frankly ugly ‘n’ annoying Swee’ Pea and unlocks at level 20; and 2x Wild starring Wimpy from level 25. These all include lots of bonus multiplier symbols and crazy high jackpot payouts, but still, aesthetically speaking, I’ve got one issue with this set…
It’s actually a thing with the entire slots-producing community. Trust me, we love what they do; as far as this player is concerned, those folks are the Merlin The Magicians of our time. But sheesh, must *every* slot game use either the A-K-Q-J-10 run or mundane classic slot machine icons as the low-paying symbols? Why couldn’t Popeye Slots include a game in which the symbols are Wimpy’s burgers and, you know, *freakin’ spinach*?!?!?
That’s easy: The tournaments! Within 30 seconds of booting up the app from your tablet, smartphone or other device, you’ll be entered into a tournament with 99 other players. You have nothing to lose in the tourney as no stake is required, but top finishers get fat bonuses. It’s seriously fun to compete!
In the old-fashioned style: “Popeye Slots are available at the App Store, iTunes, Google Play and wherever quality Rocket Games casino slots are downloadable.” The Popeye Slots collection is available in iOS. Players should note that Popeye Slots and all Rocket Games are available for free download and may be played even when unconnected to WiFi.