Santa Clara, Ca., (April 19, 2005) â€“ Global video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that PopeyeÂ®: Rush For Spinach for the Game BoyÂ® Advance has shipped to North American retail stores. Popeye: Rush For Spinach lets you compete in the ultimate race and features popular characters from the Popeye universe. The game is rated â€œEâ€ for Everyone and carries an MSRP of $19.99.
â€œPopeye is a cultural icon for generations of gamers, as everyoneâ€™s favorite sailor with a penchant for spinach,â€ said Jeff Lujan, business director, Namco Hometek Inc. â€œPopeye: Rush For Spinach for the Game Boy Advance gives you the ability to choose your favorite character from the Popeye universe and prove youâ€™re the fastest, strongest, and smartest as you compete in the ultimate race.â€
About Popeye: Rush For Spinach
Popeye and his friends are competing in the ultimate race. Choose your favorite character â€“ Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy or even Popeye himself â€“ and then race to defeat the opposition and cross the finish line. Travel by foot, boat, car, skateboard, pogo stickâ€¦even swing from vines! But hurry, winning the race will require not only speed, but also skill.
Â· 4 Playable Characters â€“ Choose from Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and Wimpy
Â· 13 Locomotion Types â€“ Drive a car, grind a rail on a skateboard, swing from a vine, soar with a jet pack and many more!
Â· 5 Game Modes â€“Quick Rush, Time Rush, Adventure, Challenge, Team Rush
Â· 7 Levels â€“ Race through the town, docks, desert, jungle, moon - even Ghost Island and the Stone Age!
Â· Unlockable Areas and Power Ups â€“ Use your skills to unlock 4 special areas
Â· 2 Player Link Mode â€“ Race against a friend or work together as a team
About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: TekkenÂ®, SOULCALIBURÂ®, Dead to RightsÂ®, Pac-Man Worldâ„¢, Ridge RacerÂ®, Time CrisisÂ® and ACECOMBATâ„¢.
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