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Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:50 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Sorry about the delay, been a bit busy.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:31 pm
by MattyC64c
First impression, wow! This is bloody hard. The fact you have to target the correct houses, and avoid the obsticals located both on the footpath and the road at the same time! Still, the graphics were good for the time, and the gameplay is fun.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:34 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
Diagonal scrolling - that's what I first reme,ber from back in the day - it just seemed odd to me to scroll at an angle....

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:46 pm
by Sepp Salerno
It was always a little hard to handle, but Paper Boy is as loveable as it is addictive and difficult…but I’m going to say that as I think this is one of the greatest, most original titles ever, it almost makes you want to become a paper boy (but not quite)

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:58 pm
by thl
It felt like I'm re-playing the SMS version of Enduro Racer, but this time riding on the bicycle stacked with papers ready to throw on the street. The gameplay was potentially entertaining that it offered the pleasure to show what's it like to be in that role. Didn't expect the road to become a series of obstacle which prove to be very challenging.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:29 am
by PacSuit
My first dose of Paperboy was on an Arcade compilation for the Playstation. It was completly different from the other games on the compilation. While the other games involve shooting stuff, this game involved you throwing...I mean...delivering papers. Paperboy is one of the game, I really want to find it in an arcade, that Bikehandle controller looks alot of fun.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:31 pm
by Sepp Salerno
PacSuit wrote:My first dose of Paperboy was on an Arcade compilation for the Playstation. It was completly different from the other games on the compilation. While the other games involve shooting stuff, this game involved you throwing...I mean...delivering papers. Paperboy is one of the game, I really want to find it in an arcade, that Bikehandle controller looks alot of fun.
Is that Midway classics?

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:12 pm
by PacSuit
Sepp Salerno wrote:
PacSuit wrote:My first dose of Paperboy was on an Arcade compilation for the Playstation. It was completly different from the other games on the compilation. While the other games involve shooting stuff, this game involved you throwing...I mean...delivering papers. Paperboy is one of the game, I really want to find it in an arcade, that Bikehandle controller looks alot of fun.
Is that Midway classics?
It was The Atari Collection 2. It also contained Crystal Castles and Gauntlet.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:42 pm
by Denny Haynes
At the time the graphics really stood out and the gameplay seemed totally different to what i'd played before.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:12 am
by STranger81
To be honest my first impression was that it was crap. My mates brother was playing it and I thought it looked boring as hell. But when I had a go I realised it was a lot more playable that I first thought.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:20 am
by StickHead
I just remember the handlebars. Somehow they were way more enticing than the handlebars on my bike (which I could ride for free).

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:27 pm
by Commander Jameson
PacSuit wrote:
Sepp Salerno wrote:
PacSuit wrote:My first dose of Paperboy was on an Arcade compilation for the Playstation. It was completly different from the other games on the compilation. While the other games involve shooting stuff, this game involved you throwing...I mean...delivering papers. Paperboy is one of the game, I really want to find it in an arcade, that Bikehandle controller looks alot of fun.
Is that Midway classics?
It was The Atari Collection 2. It also contained Crystal Castles and Gauntlet.
I've been using Midway Arcade Treasures on the PS2 for my fix.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:45 am
by Sir Arthur
I remember walking in to an Arcade in Blackpool and seeing the machine for the first time and being blown away.

I loved getting up to full speed and slamming on the breaks so the back wheel would lock up and skid and you know the only reason you peddled up that street was because you knew the assault course was at the end of it. The music and Graphics where ace and who else remembers watching First Class on a Saturday tea time for a bit of Paper Boy action??

Brilliant.

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:13 pm
by Spooky
My first impression was being totally lost: am I supposed to deliver papers or break as many things as possible with the papers?... But in my defense, I first played it at 7, and didn't know any English... They could have called it "Armageddon", my understanding of the game would have been the same! :lol:

Re: Paper Boy - First impressions

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:24 am
by NonSequitur
I remember renting the NES version of Paper Boy a few times when I was very young. It may have been a long time ago, but due to the simple, distinctive gameplay, design and concept, I never forgot about it. I think the charm it held for me was that the core idea of the game was completely mundane and based in the real world, rather than the usual fantasy platforming and sci-fi shooter fare of the NES that I was accustomed to in my early gaming years. That's what kept me coming back to it, despite the frustration caused by the admittedly bad controls offered by the NES conversion.