Paperboy is an arcade classic that has been on just about every console imaginable. The sequel allowed players to play as a girl and featured stages that moved in different directions. Unfortunately, it lost a lot of its charm on the way to the Game Gear, and you’re probably better off with a digital subscription than waiting on this paperboy.
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Double Take: Paperboy 2
Atari’s Paperyboy is considered an arcade classic, so when Mindscape and Tengen combined to produce a sequel, fans were naturally skeptical. Thankfully, the resulting game was a fun romp that did the original justice, even though it never came close to achieving the same level of greatness. Still, it’s worth spending some time with if it can be had for a low price.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you’ve undoubtedly played Paperboy. A little slice of Americana that was put into digital form, it gave youths everywhere free reign to smash people’s windows without having to worry about consequences. Thankfully, Tengen gave Genesis owners a port that was very faithful to the original, and we have a full review that shows how they compare.
Every time a company tinkers with an arcade classic, my heart sinks. Lamentably, it seems to have hit solid bedrock with Paperboy 2, a game that tries to improve upon a formula that needed no tweaking at all. The result? Pure mediocrity.