Paperboy, BBC Micro

The 1986 BBC Micro version of Paperboy was programmed by Andy Williams for Elite Systems, and it is a barely-playable monochrome experience at best. At worst: a forgettable waste of time.

Throwing newspapers at doormats is a hit-and-miss affair in the BBC version – actually more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’ because scoring points by hitting targets is not an easy task. In fact: it’s an infuriatingly difficult and joyless experience in BBC Paperboy, which is a pity because it’s the core of the gameplay.

The relatively smooth scrolling doesn’t make up for the lack of colour and overall the game plays pretty poorly, making this a turgid experience as far as Paperboy conversions go.

See also: 10 Best Paperboy Conversions

More: Paperboy on Wikipedia

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