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TeamXbox (Feb 14, 2007)
Aside from some iffy hit detection (2 pixels to the right of the front door won’t trigger a delivered paper at times), an RC car that’s relentless in its pursuit of your carrier (it’s pesky to say the least), and the omission of Paperboy’s Ditty from the soundtrack (j/k), Paperboy “delivers” as advertised in the classifieds. Download this one for its small asking fee, especially if you think you ‘re a hotshot super-gamer, or simply a glutton for punishment, as Atari’s classic can really dish out the pain.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Feb 15, 2007)
Paperboy is one of those games you’re likely to either “get” or be completely lost as to what the appeal is. It has the potential to stand out even to newer gamers, and the $5 entry fee is fair for this one. Paperboy has stood the test of time and tossing one more paper through a recent cancellations window is still satisfying.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Feb 18, 2007)
That said, the game quickly gets repetitive, and becomes one of those retro games you'll dip into now and then rather than have extensive score-beating sessions on like the best games on Xbox Live Arcade. Most of you might be happy enough getting a retro fix via the free trial, but for the real retro heads out there, it's well worth adding to the digital collection - but only if you were a real fan of it when it first came out.
GamesRadar (Feb 15, 2007)
For around five bucks, Paperboy is a worthwhile purchase. It’s still loads of fun. But like the newspapers our paperboy is tasked with delivering, the game has lost some of its appeal.
Planet Xbox 360 (2007)
For the paltry sum of four hundred Microsoft Points, Paperboy is a decent purchase; but not quite the must-buy that recent original titles have been. As with most retro titles offered on the Arcade, the nostalgia will pull you in for a game or two. Paperboy succeeds in holding your attention longer than most with more than the all-too-familiar graphics and sound, earning your respect with challenging achievements and gameplay.
GameSpot (Feb 14, 2007)
Paperboy was an '80s arcade classic, and it's still good for some nostalgic excitement, provided you have fond memories of the original game. If you're too young to remember it, chances are you won't get quite as much out of it, but it's still a fairly entertaining game. And like the other arcade rereleases, it clocks in at 400 points or $5.
Xboxdynasty (XD) (Mar 31, 2007)
Grafisch scheint sich seitdem nicht viel geändert zu haben und auch der Sound ist schon in die Jahre gekommen, was den Spielerspaß allerdings nicht trüben kann. Wer also Lust hat, sich den täglichen Gefahren eines Zeitungsjungen auszusetzen, sollte sich das Spiel mal genauer anschauen.
IGN (Feb 13, 2007)
Like most of the retro Xbox Live Arcade titles, Paperboy is fun until the nostalgia wears off. This may come quicker for some than others, but in the end Paperboy just doesn't have the substance to keep anybody but the leaderboard obsessive or Paperboy nuts interested for very long.
Game Chronicles (Feb 18, 2007)
You know, she’s got a point. I thought this game was really fun in the arcade. I didn’t realize how much the controller was part of the experience back then. Of course, back then these graphics were pretty cool; now, not so much. This game just doesn’t have the nostalgia or replay value of Pac-Man or other classic games. As with most task-oriented games, once you have your achievement points, it’s unlikely you’ll touch this game again.
UOL Jogos (Feb 15, 2007)
"Paperboy" tem sua cota de diversão. Mas ela é mais bem aproveitada por quem tem habilidade suficiente para encarar o desafio, que não é pequeno. Um usuário menos experiente provavelmente vai encontrar muita frustração, tal o nível que se exige mesmo no modo mais fácil. Como sempre, os nostálgicos também deverão amar o game, mas é até passar o saudosismo, que não demora muito para dissipar. A vantagem aqui é que você paga apenas uma "ficha" de 400 pontos, ou cerca de US$ 5 nos EUA. Sai bem mais em conta do que na época do arcade.
Paperboy is a game that would inevitably come to the Arcade eventually. When you think of retro gaming, this is a title that comes to mind for a lot of people - and apparently with good reason. If you've never tried it out then give the demo a run-through and see how you like it; if you know you love it then pick it up for the meager 400 points and adore it in all its nostalgic glory, but if you're like me and you simply don't think the original is worth all the attention it has always received then deliver yourself another treat from the Arcade instead.
Paperboy still remains a solid, fun experience even with these flaws, but I cannot recommend it beyond a trial download. The single-player is too frustrating to be fun on the harder levels and the multi-player feels tacked-on and useless. While the price is certainly right the game still doesn’t manage to hold water in the long run and will more than likely be just another reason to achieve 200 gamer points. If you are a huge fan of the original give it a trial run, but for the most part don’t spend the dough on this one unless you have to have the points like me.
Retro Gamer (Mar 29, 2007)
Driving around a neighborhood and delivering newspapers has never been so much fun and while the isometric viewpoint occasionally unfairly robs you off a precious life this remains classic arcade fun. Just don't touch it online, as the lag is unbearable.