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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum 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 and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Several levels, and extremely well executed graphics on 8-bit formats, make for a budget classic worth two pints of anyone's money.
Paperboy zeichnet sich bei allen oben genannten Versionen durch seine enorme Schnelligkeit, eine hervorragende Grafik, Spielwitz und Spielvariantenreichtum aus. Eine bessere Empfehlung für einen ehemaligen Spielhallen-Hit gibt es wohl kaum!
Crash! (Sep, 1986)
Paperboy is one of the arcade games that just didn’t appeal to me. Elite, as usual, have done an excellent job of converting from the original — the game is quite pretty, and the action is generally fast and furious. The graphics are carefully detailed, scrolling smartly in 3D, and the characters are well animated. The colour is unfortunately in boring old blue ’n’ black-o-vision with a little bit of magenta thrown to add a touch of colour clash. The sound is good, with lots of spot effects and a couple of tunettes. I didn’t find this game as addictive or as playable as it should have been, but it certainly is worth a look if you enjoyed playing it in the arcades.
As enjoyable as it was when it first hit the streets and, at 1.99, it should warm your heart after you've finished a cold paper round.
Computer Gamer (Nov, 1986)
Although the game is challenging and certainly addictive, some may find it a little too repetitive but fans of the arcade game will certainly want to add this to their collection.
Your Sinclair (Dec, 1989)
[Re-release] Nowadays, though, it does look a bit dated – after all, it's so old that on initial release there was even an Electron version. Quite neatly put together, but overrated.
Crash! (Nov, 1989)
[re-release] Despite the odd annoying mishap Paperboy is playable and will keep you occupied for some time.
Happy Computer (Dec, 1986)
Lange genug hat es ja gedauert: Nach monatelangem Promotion-Wirbel liegt jetzt endlich die erste Heimcomputer-Umsetzung des Spielautomaten »Paperboy« für den Spectrum vor. Die C 64- und Schneider-Versionen waren zu Redaktionsschluß leider noch nicht fertig, dürften aber in Kürze folgen.