Here's the competent PC conversion of one of Atari's best-known arcade games. If you were ever a paperboy when you were young, you'll know how ungrateful your customers can be. You've got to deliver your papers to all the houses on your street by chucking them into the mailboxes with pin-point precision, avoiding hits on people, objects and cars. You also have to make sure you don't run out of newspapers, but more can be picked up on the way. If you don't deliver to a house, they'll cancel their subscription. |
Paperboy is a very original game and fun to play, although on the difficult side, especially since the isometric view is a bit blocky in EGA graphics. The graphics are quite good for the time, though, and the animation work for your bike and all the obstacles is generally good. For some reason, the game has very little by way of sound effects – one of the best aspects in the arcade original. Fortunately, gameplay is strong enough to carry the day in silence. If you like this game, be sure to also check out the superior sequel, PaperBoy 2. Thumbs up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs