Popeye Saves the Earth

Popeye Saves the Earth

Released under the Bally name, Popeye Saves the Earth was the last of the highly successful WPC DSD Superpin line of games produced by WMS Inc. from 1993 to 1994. It was also was Python Anghelo’s last mass produced pinball machine.

Released in February 1994, and co-designed with Barry Oursler, Popey managed to sell 4,217 units.

Popeye’s theme is primarily based upon the 125 classic Popeye the Sailor animated shorts made between 1933 to 1957 by Fleischer Studios/Paramount Famous Studios, which Python was a huge fan of.

Some machines received a large 3D Bluto head in the center of the playfield, which was replaced with a smaller flat version, due to early complaints. Reproductions and original Bluto heads are highly sought after by owners today.

Design team

Game details

Bally Manufacturing Co.
February 1994
Solid state
Williams WPC (DCS)
4,217 produced
$4160 - $4840
Wide body
Dot Matrix


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 144 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2023-04-02.

This past year, we've seen it listed 11 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $4,500

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Game quote

". . . . Welcome Aboard . . . . "

Pinside rating

This game has received 167 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.051 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #248 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Rating comments

There are 98 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

277 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

246 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

70 public locations to play this machine.

Market value

There are currently 3 ads for this game on our Market place.

Machine - For Trade
Union Bridge, MD
3,500 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Uniontown, OH
4,200 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Amana, IA

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