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From the review of the original Paperboy (by Danny252):
Paperboy is a simple yet fun no-brainer game. You play the role of a boy trying to get his newspapers to the right houses whilst avoiding obstacles. Walls, cars, fences, rolling tyres and even people block your way. You have 5 lives to use, each time you hit something a life goes. You also have a limited number of newspapers, and you can pick up more by riding over the piles on the left side of the street. When you ride by a house and ‘subscriber’ appears on your status bar at the bottom, throw a newspaper. You get more point by hitting certain areas, such as the mailbox, front door or the trashcan.
Seeing how the sequel should be an improved version, but still keep the original idea of the game, I’d say this one has got to be right on the nose.
This time you get to choose wether you’re a paperboy or a papergirl. There’s no real difference, just a slightly different figure. The houses you deliver papers to, are on the both sides of the street and you get to ride through people’s yards (if you want to). There are also more obstacles (including sewer monsters, fire breading griffon statues and ghostly apparitions).
At the end of the route you get to compete in the obstacle course again (trying to hit as many targets as possible in as little time as possible), which is the bonus level really.
The graphics have improved greatly and the sound is good (there’s no music, but the sound effects are right on the spot). The controls are still simply, but I better tell you how to throw the papers “,” – left throw and “.” - right throw (depending what side of the street the house is on).
So enjoy this great sequel (it actually feels more like an ironed out original), because it’s really great! Lot’s of fun!