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'Paperboy' Coming to iPhone

12-10-2009, 06:46 AM
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'Paperboy' Coming to iPhone

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Elite Systems has announced that they will be bringing the classic arcade game Paperboy to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Paperboy was an arcade game originally released in 1984 by Atari. Your job was to deliver newspapers to your customers while riding your bike.

We've got little information on the iPhone version aside from a couple of screenshots. It appears there will be a "classic" mode (above) and a 3D mode (below):

Elite is hoping to have the game live on the App Store by late next week.
12-10-2009, 06:49 AM
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Video of the Atari arcade game:

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12-10-2009, 06:55 AM
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One of my favorite games of all time!! Brutally hard, but so much fun you just kept trying. The game had so much personality with all the different characters, and obstacles you had to overcome. I could see this working very well with the touch screen and everything, too. I just hope that even though they redid the graphics, they keep the same quirky animations and movement patterns of the people in the game. That was one of the best things about it. Totally looking forward to more on this.

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12-10-2009, 07:26 AM
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I remember this game!! Would love it if they include the first level of the original game ala Space Invaders infinity gene.

The 3D version looks fugly.

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12-10-2009, 07:28 AM
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i remember sucking at this game, hopefully the iPhone controls will be a better fit for the game than the original arcade cabinet or NES controller..

12-10-2009, 07:46 AM
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I don't want to toot my own horn (toot, toot), and I'm not searching through threads, but there were at least two "what game would you like to see come to iDevices" threads where I answered, "Paperboy". It just seems natural: tilt to steer, swipe to throw. Perfect.

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12-10-2009, 07:48 AM
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this brings back memories. Especially of getting near to the end of the week, and being on the brink, with just one subscriber left.
12-10-2009, 08:05 AM
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Paperboy coming to iPhone = awesome.
"Updated" graphics shown in screenshots = not awesome.

It almost looks like some kind of flash port... Couldn't they have used the original sprites?? Just look at the arcade game youtube video linked by Prab... so superior.
12-10-2009, 08:30 AM
I loved that game when I was a kid, played it on my C128! (C64 mode)
12-10-2009, 08:42 AM
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awesome (except for the 3d graphics)