Sweepstakes Offers Consumers Chance To Win Popeye Authorized DVD set!
Celebrating today’s first-time launch of arcade classic Popeye® by Namco on mobile phones, Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games and entertainment for mass-market consumers, and Sprint (NYSE: S), the industry leader in innovative wireless entertainment services, announced a sweepstakes to promote Namco Networks’ latest mobile game to consumers nationwide.
In celebration of the nationwide premiere of Popeye® by Namco on wireless mobile phones, Namco will be hosting a Popeye sweepstakes from Oct. 16 through Nov. 30 on Sprint. Fans of Popeye® by Namco and other Namco mobile games can enter for a chance to win the grand prize. Seventy-five winners will receive the authorized edition DVD four-disc set, Popeye The Sailor: 1933-1938 Volume 1, distributed by Warner Home Video.
Sprint customers can enter the sweepstakes by accessing the game’s home page on the Sprint wireless Web or by texting the word ‘popeye’ to 26262 on a Sprint wireless phone (standard text and data rates apply). Customers can check out the game and submit their phone number to gain an entry into the sweepstakes.
Visit www.namcogames.com/popeyesweeps for the official rules and an alternate method of entry. King Features Syndicate, which owns the Popeye character, will also promote the sweepstakes on Popeye.com, the home port and Official Web site of the world’s most famous sailor.
Capturing the spirit of the classic ‘80s arcade hit, Popeye® by Namco lets players relive his perennial quest to win back his sweetie, Olive Oyl, while overcoming the antics of his rival, Bluto. Players help Popeye win her back by collecting Olive’s love tokens in this mobile-optimized update to the popular arcade classic. The challenge comes in collecting the hearts, musical notes and cries of “H-E-L-P” that a captured Olive tosses down to collect bonus points, while avoiding the Sea Hag’s thrown bottles, Bluto’s punches and other dangers. True to the classic King Features comic strip and cartoon series, Popeye is “strong to the finich” if he eats his spinach, temporarily gaining the strength to go after Bluto and knock him off the screen.
Popeye® by Namco on mobile includes both the original arcade version of the game as well as an enhanced mode with bonus game play. Building on the action in the arcade mode, the enhanced mode features fresh new graphics, two brand-new rounds (“A Dream Walking” round and “Spinach Run” bonus round), and additional characters, including cameos by Eugene the Jeep and Bernice the Whiffle Hen. Points earned throughout the game can be redeemed for downloadable Popeye comics on mobile phones.*
Visit https://www.namcogames.com for the official rules and an alternate method of entry. King Features Syndicate, which owns the Popeye character, will also promote the sweepstakes on Popeye.com, the home port and Official Web site of the world’s most famous sailor.
About Namco Networks
Since 2002, Namco Networks America Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and a worldwide leader in the high-tech entertainment industry, has used cutting-edge technology to provide fun, quality entertainment to mobile consumers throughout the Americas. For more information about Namco mobile games, please visit: www.namcogames.com.
About King Features Syndicate
King Features Syndicate is a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which combines Hearst Corporation’s cable network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features is the world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games, distributing in print and online some 150 features to nearly 5,000 newspapers around the globe. It is one of the largest and most experienced organizations in merchandise licensing and entertainment. Among its most beloved and successful classic characters are “Popeye,” “Betty Boop,” “Blondie,” “Dennis the Menace” and “Flash Gordon.” In recent years, the company has diversified and now represents properties such as the trend apparel and accessory brands, “David & Goliath” ;the publicly displayed, life-sized art sculptures “GuitarMania” and “The Trail of Painted Ponies”; the conscientious-living brand, “MUTTS”; and “SeeMore’s Playhouse,” the multi-Emmy® Award-winning children’s safety and wellness series for public television. For more information, please visit www.kingfeatures.com.