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Delivering papers as a digital paperboy

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Paperboy was an unusual arcade hit by Atari later published by Mindscape for DOS. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy on a bicycle and you have to deliver newspapers 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 console.

Paperboy was selected for All-TIME 100 video games TIME.com.

  • Genres: action
  • System: DOS
  • Released In: 1988
  • Publisher: Mindscape
  • Developer: Atari
  • Designers: John Salwitz, Dave Ralston, Russel Dawe, Carl Bedard
  • Keywords: urban setting, coin-op conversion, arcade classic, modern world, isometric
  • 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

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