by Hokum on Monday, January 21, 2002
Graphically inferior and obviously lacking the handlebar control wand of the original arcade machine - but still, the classic Paperboy gameplay is in tact and this is one of the best home versions of the game that exists. Come on, you're a paperboy sliding down the street trying to deliver papers to your customers and vandalize the homes of the non-subscribers - endless fun. The entire street is a great game of target practice, as you fling papers at mailboxes, doorsteps, windows and even tombstones - all while avoiding driving into open sewers, dogs, tornadoes and, oddly enough, the Grim Reaper. At the end of the road theres an obsticle course for racking up extra points. Once you get a handle on it, it's sure to be one of those games you pop in every now and then when you have time to kill, and it provides fun. There are sequels like Paperboy 2, Super Paperboy & Paperboy 64, but they don't hold a candle to the brilliant simplicity of the original.
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