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Paperboy (Lynx)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic
Paperboy's graphics are bright and attractive, but the developer's choice of colors could have been better. The newspapers are almost the exact same shade of white as the sidewalk, making them hard to distinguish. Otherwise there's not much to fault with the game. The looping background music is okay but starts getting on your nerves after a while. The crisp controls allow you to adjust the speed of your bike and toss papers in a rapid-fire fashion. If you're looking for some simple arcade fun, Paperboy delivers.
Defunct Games
This port of Paperboy is a good on-the-go rendition of the arcade original, though not nearly as fast-paced as other versions. The game is not too involving, which makes it even a better portable game. It is probably a game you want in your Lynx collection, but not one to go hunting for.
The game is too old and tired for the exciting and new Lynx.
Das Spiel bietet ein hohes Sucht- aber auch Frustpotenzial. Wer über kleinere Mängel hinwegsehen kann, der wird mit Paperboy sicherlich einige vergnügliche Stunden beim ausliefern der Zeitungen verbringen. Vorausgesetzt ihr findet noch ein Exemplar davon, denn in Deutschland sind Stellen als Zeitungszusteller mittlerweile recht rar gesäht!
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics aren't at all outstanding (believe it or not, they were ported from Elite's 16 bit versions of the game) and whilst they serve the job. they're let down by very jerky scrolling. The sound isn't too hot either, and after the brill sonics of Lynx Klax, I was expecting something a bit better than the tepid effects we've got here. Paperboy fans'll lap this up, but I for one was disappointed.
Génération 4
Un jeu bien conçu, certes, relativement jouable, mais qui reste quand même d'un intérêt limité, et qui tant par les graphismes peu attrayants que par l'animation maigrichonne ne relève pas de la prouesse technique.
Power Play
Alle drei schräg nach oben scrollenden Straßen (Easy Str., Middle Rd. und Hard Way) sowie der BMX-Kurs, auf dem um Bonuspunkte geradelt wird, finden sich in der grafisch hübschen Lynx-Version des Klassikers wieder. Wenn man davon absieht, daß man nach dem Exitus oft direkt vor dem nächsten tödlichen Hindernis wieder "erwacht", kann man die Operation "Paperboy auf Lynx" durchaus als gelungen betrachten. Schade jedoch, daß einige Details auf dem kleinen Monitor nur schwer zu erkennen sind.