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Title: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on December 14, 2012, 14:14:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBzAGAHBN-o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBzAGAHBN-o)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on December 14, 2012, 14:54:10 PM
A lot of versions missing here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9tQYb76UM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9tQYb76UM)
Sinclair Spectrum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQRa7_KeiqY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQRa7_KeiqY)
Amstrad CPC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ5wEpY998A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ5wEpY998A)
Atari ST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw9ME2z1eqs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw9ME2z1eqs)
Nintendo Gameboy
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on December 14, 2012, 14:58:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6gFa1TlYaU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6gFa1TlYaU)
Commodore Amiga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UauXdyw_z-A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UauXdyw_z-A)
BBC Micro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc6VPExytJ4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc6VPExytJ4)
Apple II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P8M2C4wlto (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P8M2C4wlto)
PC DOS

There were also versions for the Tandy TRS80 and the Commodore 16
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: Rogue Trooper on December 14, 2012, 15:34:45 PM
Going from reviews at thetime and people i've spoken to, C16 Paperboy was pretty dissapointing, mind you, i found the same of the C64 version.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on December 15, 2012, 11:07:09 AM
There sure are a lot of versions of this game, shame many of them are rubbish.

The Lynx version is actually a port of the ST version minus the status bar border, you can actually see how close they look if you watch the video. This explains why the Lynx version doesn't look as good as it could of.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: onthinice on December 15, 2012, 21:46:58 PM
I played and did enjoy the Commodore 64 version back in the 80's. Then I found the 16-bit Genesis/Mega Drive version. The best outside of the arcade.

If I had to choose a version that is not fun it would be Paperboy 64 for the N64.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TrekMD on December 15, 2012, 22:02:47 PM
Dang!  That is a ton of versions of this game! 
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on December 18, 2012, 13:23:09 PM
I loved the arcade cabinet for this game with its handlebars controller

(http://www.rotheblog.com/images/arcade/classicgames/paperboy/paperboy_prototype1.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: onthinice on December 18, 2012, 21:02:15 PM
Nice looking cabinet.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: Tachi on December 19, 2012, 00:32:07 AM
I also love the Megarive version but Amiga looks pretty good.
I'd never seen the cabinet before and that does look really sweet!
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: zapiy on December 19, 2012, 18:40:28 PM
Yeah, many hours spent on the Speccy verison, gosh that brings back memories..May have to grab a go on it soon..

The Amiga version does look really sweet also..
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on December 19, 2012, 18:51:42 PM
I remember the Speccy version it was pretty poor, as was the BBC that I played on the computers at school. I also recall a friend of mine having the Gameboy version, that wasn't very good either. I guess that is one thing all the monochrome versions have in common - crapness!

I still play the Lynx version from time to time, it's pretty good.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: Rogue Trooper on February 01, 2013, 17:17:27 PM
Thread bump as just been re-reading the Gamestm 'Clash Of The Titans' feature on the handheld versions (Lynx VS GB VS Game Gear).

Thought it topical since posting about how Jag games went down with modern era press etc.

from the feature, talking of the Lynx versions visuals:

'..Lynx blocky and indistinct, Paperboy on Lynx is a horrible mess that instantly repels anyone who picks it up'.

Any thoughts Laird?

:-)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on February 01, 2013, 17:22:54 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Thread bump as just been re-reading the Gamestm 'Clash Of The Titans' feature on the handheld versions (Lynx VS GB VS Game Gear).

Thought it topical since posting about how Jag games went down with modern era press etc.

from the feature, talking of the Lynx versions visuals:

'..Lynx blocky and indistinct, Paperboy on Lynx is a horrible mess that instantly repels anyone who picks it up'.

Any thoughts Laird?

:-)

It isn't the prettiest game on the Lynx as it was ported from the ST version, as I have mentioned on here before.

The GG version look nicer at first but the graphics are so large you keep crashing because you can't see enough  of the screen. There is a direct comparison in the Lynx Vs. GG thread.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: Rogue Trooper on February 01, 2013, 20:47:32 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Thread bump as just been re-reading the Gamestm 'Clash Of The Titans' feature on the handheld versions (Lynx VS GB VS Game Gear).

Thought it topical since posting about how Jag games went down with modern era press etc.

from the feature, talking of the Lynx versions visuals:

'..Lynx blocky and indistinct, Paperboy on Lynx is a horrible mess that instantly repels anyone who picks it up'.

Any thoughts Laird?

:-)

It isn't the prettiest game on the Lynx as it was ported from the ST version, as I have mentioned on here before.

The GG version look nicer at first but the graphics are so large you keep crashing because you can't see enough  of the screen. There is a direct comparison in the Lynx Vs. GG thread.

Sorry Laird, what i'm thinking here is any thoughts on the way the Lynx version is being described?.Myself thought way reviewer put it was bit over the top.He ? could have just said something like:A Dissapointing ST port,i expected more from an Atari game on the Lynx.

Gamestm usually very good with Lynx content.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on February 01, 2013, 21:15:59 PM
Yeah it's totally over the top, that goes without saying.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: 108 Stars on February 04, 2013, 15:09:10 PM
I really did enjoy the Lynx-version.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 01, 2013, 20:51:01 PM
GBC version 2/5 at review in Arcade:

Nasty slowdown+imprecise controls seem to spoil it.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 07, 2013, 22:29:14 PM
Few more press scores on the game:

Gamezone's Massive gave the sequel (Paperboy 2, lol)on Game Boy 50% saying Paperboy simply did'nt transfer well to the small screen, as you just could'nt see enough of what was going on (cars appear from someplace off screen, hard to tell who's houses to deliver to etc).

Zero gave the original Paperboy on Gameboy 87% and 72% on the Lynx-reviewer thought game worked well on the Spectrum, but failed to enlighten any other machine.

GO!, this time reviewing Game Gear version:

Overall 83% (look and feel both getting 8's, sound and value both getting 7's)
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: TL on April 08, 2013, 13:14:43 PM
Well what Massive said about that GB version is exactly how I felt about the GG version. The sprites are far too big and take up far too much of screen making it incredibly frustrating to play as stuff comes out of nowhere.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 08, 2013, 15:55:05 PM
C+VG's Guide to Consoles, GB Review:67% Blurry scrolling and rubbish controls.
Title: Re: Let's Compare: Paperboy
Post by: onthinice on April 08, 2013, 17:27:37 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
C+VG's Guide to Consoles, GB Review:67% Blurry scrolling and rubbish controls.

That could be the review for Paperboy 64 :21: