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Paperboy technical data

Name Paperboy
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1991
Developer Tengen Ltd.
Genre Action

Paperboy is a side-scrolling game developed by Atari Games and released in 1988, for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive console. It was later ported to numerous other platforms such as the Apple II, Commodore 64, and Game Boy.

The game follows the story of a paperboy who must deliver papers each day before dusk. The player takes on the role of this paperboy who has to make sure that all subscribers receive their newspapers while avoiding obstacles that range from hazardous drivers, hostile kids throwing water-balloons, burglars running amok, and even wild animals trying to steal the papers!

The gameplay is based on a timer set around six minutes which starts when you first enter an area. In order to complete each stage you must make sure every customer assigns a star rating - if they're not happy then they won't give you points or let you pass onto the next level. You're also given extra lives depending on your deliveries in each area - so make sure you deliver enough of them properly or else you'll be starting all over again!

Gameplay involves guiding your paperboy along streets filled with houses and obstacles while maneuvering past any dangers with natural motions such as jumps and dashes. Paperboy allows players to select difficulty levels ranging from Kids Mode which is easy and allows more time, to Nightmare Mode where time is short and customer’s desire perfect accuracy with their newspapers making it particularly challenging for experienced gamers. Players also have points awarded for successful deliveries as well as bonus coins found scattered throughout levels which can be used in the Bonus Shop between stages for items such as health packs, respite from damage during plays etc.

Throughout PaperBoy are several mini games including two bonus rounds (joust & BMX). These mini games give players additional points added to their score once completed.

Paperboy was very well received upon its release due to its unique gameplay style representing different parts of everyday life like working a job which challenged players like never before; however some were disappointed at the lack of variety within individual levels. Nevertheless Paperboy remains one of Atari’s most beloved titles and continues to get appreciation thanks to modern emulators allowing players worldwide to enjoy old classics like these – almost 30 years later!

Genesis - Mega Drive Action games