Paperboy (Encore) Review | Amstrad Action - Everygamegoing

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Paperboy
By Encore
Amstrad CPC464

 
Published in Amstrad Action #50

Paperboy

One of the most off-beat and amusing arcades ever to hit the streets, Paperboy makes a welcome return to your CPC, courtesy of Encore. Your job is to guide a Paperboy around his neighbourhood delivering papers. Points are earned by correct deliveries, smashing the windows of those who aren't on your round and avoiding hazards such as the 'Biffa Bacon' bully.

Graphically the arcade accuracy is outstanding but the lack of music makes the whole game feel hollow. There's only one route to follow but the variation of people and obstacles you can meet make this more than a challenge.

Second Opinion

Great game that has aged well, but Trenton was right about the music. There's just no atmosphere.

Verdict

Graphics 69%
P. Colourful graphics.

Sonics 0%
N. Silence is boring.

Grab Factor 83%
P. Arcade magic.

Staying Power 76%
N. Only the one route!

Overall 74%
P. Outstanding budget release.

Trenton Webb

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