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Paperboy (SEGA Master System)

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Perspective
Sport
Theme
71
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the SEGA Master System release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
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 3.3
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.3


Critic Reviews

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91
The Video Game Critic
Paperboy is a lighthearted game with a fine sense of humor. Once you figure it out, you'll be playing it over and over again.
88
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Paperboy ranks as one of the best arcade conversions available for the Sega, with bright, colourful graphics, great scrolling and plenty of nice, humorous touches thrown in. All the features of the arcade game are in there, even the selectable skill levels, making it a game that'll have you coming back to your Sega months after purchase. The only slight downer is the Sega's attempt at copying the arcade tunes - they sound a bit ropey to me. Sega owners aren't particularly well catered for when it comes to decent coin-op conversions, but Paperboy and Gauntlet help set the record well and truly straight,
85
Mean Machines
This conversion captures all the humour, originality and playability of the arcade machine. It seems very straightforward at first, but once mad dogs, nutty street dancers, runaway tyres and even rogue drivers enter the fray, things start getting very tough indeed. It's great fun trying to get all the papers in the mailboxes, but my favourite part of the game is causing as much damage to non-subscribers' properties as possible! With its fantastic graphics and faithful arcade tunes, Paperboy should find a place in any arcade fan's cartridge collection.
80
VideoGame
Paper Boy reblete o duro dia-a-dia de um entregador de jornais. Montado em uma veloz bicicleta, ele deve entregar os jornais nas casas e não pode errar o alvo - que serão sempre as caixas de correio ou os capachos nas portas das casas.
76
Raze
Surprisingly enjoyable for such a simple game.
75
Joystick (French)
Doté d'excellents graphismes et d'une bande sonore dynamique, ce jeu d'US Gold est une réussite. Le seul petit reproche concernera la durée de vie de Paperboy, trop courte à mon sens, bien que trois niveaux de difficulté soit présents dans cette version sur Master System.
68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Zur Freude am Spiel gibt‘s neben flüssigem und schnellem Gameplay auch blitzsauberes Anti-Ruckelscrolling mit dem fürs MASTER SYSTEM typischen Plätscher-Sound. Einfach verblüffend, wieviel Spaß dieser Arcade-Klassiker auf der kleinen Sega-Konsole noch machen kann.
63
SegaFan.com
Al ser este juego una conversión pura y dura del arcade su vida es tremendamente corta, con un poco de práctica se pueden acabar los tres niveles de dificultad sin ningún problema, siendo lo peor de todo que los cambios entre los mismos son mínimos. Se echan en falta los añadidos que sí tuvo la secuela (casi contemporánea de esta versión) en las consolas de 16 bits.
52
Power Play
Nachdem die Sega-Programmierer anscheinend vergessen haben, welche technischen Fähigkeiten ihr eigenes 8-Bit-System bietet, hält wenigstens U.S. Gold die Fahne der Master-System-Besitzer hoch. Die Umsetzung des Arcade-Klassikers "Paperboy" ist den Engländern ordentlich gelungen. Zwar ruckt das Scrolling etwas, wenn mehrere Objekte auf dem Bildschirm umherflitzen, doch kommt dies relativ selten vor. Spielerisch hat sich gegenüber dem Original so gut wie nichts geändert. Das Spielprinzip ist halt nicht mehr das Allerfrischeste.
38
1UP!
Ce qu'il y a de plus vexant avec Paperboy est qu'un principe aussi misérable, aussi étriqué, ait été resservi pendant tant d'années sur des supports variés et bien au-dessus d'une telle pauvreté de game design. A croire que les compagnies de distribution de journaux essayaient de redonner le goût du métier à leurs jeunes employés en leur gâchant leurs jeux vidéo. En 1990 sur Master System, Paperboy, ce vieillard adolescent, était déjà trop vieux d'une génération.