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America’s Favorite Spinach Guzzling, Bicep Flexing Sailor is Back in the Ultimate Race on the Game Boy(R) Advance

SANTA CLARA, Ca., (April 20, 2005) - Global video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that "Popeye®: Rush For Spinach" for the Game Boy® 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 "E" for Everyone and carries an MSRP of $19.99.

"Popeye is a cultural icon for generations of gamers, as everyone's favorite sailor with a penchant for spinach," said Jeff Lujan, business director, Namco Hometek Inc. "'Popeye: Rush For Spinach' for the Game Boy Advance gives you the ability to choose your favorite character from the 'Popeye' universe and prove you're the fastest, strongest, and smartest as you compete in the ultimate race."

About "Popeye: Rush For Spinach"

Popeye and his friends are competing in the ultimate race. Choose your favorite character - Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy or even Popeye himself - and then race to defeat the opposition and cross the finish line. Travel by foot, boat, car, skateboard, pogo stick...even swing from vines! But hurry, winning the race will require not only speed, but also skill.


  • 4 Playable Characters - Choose from Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and Wimpy
  • 13 Locomotion Types - Drive a car, grind a rail on a skateboard, swing from a vine, soar with a jet pack and many more!
  • 5 Game Modes -Quick Rush, Time Rush, Adventure, Challenge, Team Rush
  • 7 Levels - Race through the town, docks, desert, jungle, moon - even Ghost Island and the Stone Age!
  • Unlockable Areas and Power Ups - Use your skills to unlock 4 special areas
  • 2 Player Link Mode - Race against a friend or work together as a team

To download screenshots for Popeye: Rush For Spinach, please visit: www.kohnkecomm.com/dl/namco/popeye_release.zip

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: "Tekken®," "SOULCALIBUR®," "Dead to Rights®," "Pac-Man WorldTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM."

For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.


PopeyeTM and (C) 2005 King Features Syndicate, Inc. TM Hearst Holdings, Inc.

Game program (C) 2005 Namco Hometek, Inc.

"TEKKEN®," "SOULCALIBUR®," "PAC-MAN WORLDTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries.

Dead to RightsTM is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

TM, ® and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. (C) 2001 Nintendo.

Contacts for Namco Hometek Inc.:

Robert Cogburn




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