Tweeting birds, perfectly manicured fancy-ass lawns, a little dude on a bike throwing newspapers to homeowners... it’s the kind of idyllic suburban scene that gives you a warm feeling in your balls. Or something. What it isn’t, is a particularly interesting basis for a video game.
Nothing ever happens in such places that’s worth playing through. Can we expect a Professor Layton-esque mystery game, in which we must question slutty housewives to see who’s sleeping with whose husband? No, no we can’t. Instead, let’s party like it’s 1984 and take another look at the arcade classic Paperboy.
This toon-tastic little adventure hit arcades thirty years ago, and (the port) would become notable as the first NES game to be developed in the U.S. In a delightfully uber-violent gaming era, when spaceships were being destroyed en masse and aliens shot in the ass by the hundred, this was a real novelty.
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