Paperboy, Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 version of Paperboy was written by Neil A. Bate and Chris Harvey and was first published by Elite Systems in 1986.

And it is a reasonably good conversion of the famous Atari arcade machine, with smooth scrolling levels and jolly tunes. It is technically accomplished, with sprites used in the borders for the large on-screen numbers.

Playing the game now, Paperboy on the C64 is still fun to a certain degree, although it’s by no means a classic. It’s a decent conversion of the arcade game that is a good balance between playable and frustrating. The sprites are good; the backgrounds are good; the music is good. And the game feels good to play, so there’s not much wrong with Paperboy on the Commodore 64. The colours are a bit weird in places, but that’s a small observation and not really a criticism. This is an excellent port overall and could even make it into the top Paperboy ports of all-time with some persistent lobbying.

See also: 10 Best Paperboy Conversions

More: Paperboy on Wikipedia
More: Paperboy on CSDb

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