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