Abandonware DOS title


Paperboy was one of (if not THE) arcade hit of 1985. It was developed by Atari for the arcades and later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. More conversion were made for quite a few other platforms. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy riding a bicycle and your goal is to deliver as many newspapers as you can to a number of houses while avoiding dogs, cars and other obstacles. A sequel called Paperboy 2 was released in 1991 for home computers and consoles.
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Paperboy reviews

Zero Magazine Issue 1 (1990): "The graphics on the PC version are nice enough, a bit blocky on CGA, but very nice on EGA, more like the actual arcade machine. The sound is thankfully absent, I don't think I could take the thing beeping all the way through the game, with most of the sound reserved for the tune at the start and sound effects."

Compute! Gazette Issue 58 (1988): "Paperboy always struck me as a phenomenon. Here is a game of skill, rather than violence, in which earnestness counts for more than weaponry. Al- though there are some semi -violent en- counters in the coin-operated version, the game's main thrust is always that of service: Players must deliver the newspaper to their customers. Amazingly, this simple idea stnick a responsive chord in arcades. The Paperboy game is nearly always crowded, its till fed by a constant stream of quarters."

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Versions of Paperboy were released for the Nintendo 64, Xbox 360 and iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Additional info about Paperboy

Right: right or 6
Left: left or 4
Accelerate: up or H
Decelerate: down or 2
Toss Paper: 5 or Spacebar
Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, C16, C64, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum
Abandonware DOS views: 10399
Series: Paperboy is part of the Paperboy series.
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