Thursday, April 18, 2013
P is for Paperboy
Honestly, did anyone ever deliberately start the game on Hard Way? I always picked Easy Street, and even doing so only usually allowed me to last a couple of delivery days (usually). I also usually managed to crash and burn early on in the obstacle course that you try to complete after you reach the end of the street.
One of my favorite things about the game was the controls, which were designed to look like bike handle bars. You push the handle bars forward to go faster, pull back to go slower, and the buttons for throwing papers were on the handle bars too. It felt pretty much like you were steering a bike as you were playing.
I also have fond memories of the game because I had a paper route as a kid, so I remember those days of biking around with a heavy load of papers and delivering them. Nowadays I think the paper gets delivered by some guy driving around in a car. Thankfully I never had to deal with obstacles like the guy in Paperboy though :-)
How many days could you survive on Paperboy?