Paperboy, Arcade

Atari‘s 1985 arcade hit Paperboy features an isometric road to cycle down and houses to throw newspapers at. It’s an attractive proposition for an arcade game. Especially when the game has real bike handlebars for steering, which the original arcade cabinets did.

Paperboy is notable for some very imaginative, crisp 2D graphics (a grabber’s dream), and for its nice, refined gameplay.

And Paperboy definitely plays like more than just a handlebar gimmick, if you’ve got the controls set right. It’s an arcade-gaming classic for all the right reasons: it’s tough, but playable, and real progress is possible when you concentrate hard!

More: Paperboy on Wikipedia

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