Paperboy 2


What a monochromatic title screen.

Read the full review here.

“This is a take-it-or-leave-it, your-mileage-may-vary, not-for-everyone, has-its-fans sort of game, much like other arcade ports and classic titles, or like retro gaming itself writ large.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.

What a weird, nuanced, sub-genre game. Here we have a sequel to an arcade classic that was ported to the NES, yet this sequel is console-exclusive. Was such a sequel necessary? No. Was it merely an attempt to wring more money from suckers? More difficult to tell. What we certainly have, though, is a variant of the Paperboy formula that, most significantly, plays on both sides of the street. That is mind-blowing stuff, right?

Oh, and there is route numbers and the option to play as a papergirl. Almost forgot.

And there is a counter for bundles of newspapers, rather than icons.

And watch out for the sewer hand.

Read The Full Review For: A relevant comparison to the Donkey Kong experience, something about whiffing freestyle jazz, and a few words that end in “ation.”

NES Gameplay Tips for Paperboy 2: See the original Paperboy.


Dragons. Oh yeah.

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