Paperboy (1984)

Published by
Atari Games Corporation
Developed by
Atari Games Corporation

Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Arcade, Atari ST, BBC Micro, BlackBerry, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Genesis, J2ME, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum

Pick up your old Push Bike, put on your peaked cap and imagine yourself braving
the streets of an American suburb.  Only superb riding skills and a steady
throwing arm can get you through your seven day week of hilarious action.
Avoid cars, workmen, drunkards and lawnmowers all out to obstruct you in your
pursuit of excellence.  Score points by delivering to all your usual customers,
but you can get sneaky bonuses by breaking the windows of non-subscribers.
It’s a difficult task but your employer believes that practice makes perfect
and generously provides a practice track where you can score valuable extra
points.  Get ready for the ride of your life.              


Review: I remember this game being one of my first tape games on my +3 when I purchased a cassette deck to broaden my gaming library. The aim of the game is simple enough you are a Paperboy delivering newspapers to a rough American neighbourhood avoiding all obstacles on your journey. I really enjoy the simple game play and learning curve to time throwing paper at the houses with Sun on them indicating they wanted a paper; if you landed the paper in the correct place you got points bonus. The levels are set as days of the week; As you cycle along the footpath you will see houses with sun on them indicting they require a paper.  As you deliver the papers you have various obstacles to avoid increasing each day you deliver.  To progress at the end of each day you need to cycle of a obstacle course including jumps and make sure you deliver enough papers to correct houses. The visuals are nice but not ground breaking but this was 1984 but you do not mind as the gameplay makes up for this. I would highly recommend this game very addictive and entertaining.