Paperboy by Elite Systems Ltd

Synopsis:

Pick up your old push bike, put on your peaked cap and imagine yourself braving the streets of an American Suburb. Only superb riding skills and a steady throwing arm can get you through your seven day week of hilarious action. Avoid cars, workmen, drunkards and lawnmowers all out to obstruct you in your pursuit of excellence. Score points by delivering to all your customers, but you can get sneaky bonuses by breaking the windows of non-subscribers.

Its a difficult task but your employer believes that practice makes perfect and generously provides a practice track where you can score valuable extra points. Get ready for the ride of your life.

Screens

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Original Advertising and Promotional Work

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Original Instructions

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Cheat Mode

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Infinite papers and lives for the disk version:

10 FOR x=&3C6 TO &3F6: READ z$
20 z=VAL("&"+z$): POKE x,z: NEXT x
30 CALL &3C6
40 DATA 21,ED,03,11,00,C0,06,09
50 DATA CD,77,BC,21,00,03,CD,83
60 DATA BC,CD,7A,BC,21,E3,03,22
70 DATA 7D,03,CD,00,03,AF,32,AC
80 DATA 09,32,07,19,C3,00,BF,65
90 DATA 6C,69,74,65,2E,62,69,6E

Poke by Julian Page for Amstrad Action. - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

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Infinite lives for the cassette version:

10 FOR n=0 TO 15: READ h: INK n,h
20 NEXT n
30 DATA 0,26,24,15,6,3,1,2,20,22
40 DATA 18,9,12,10,13,16
50 FOR n=0 TO 18 : READ a$
60 a=VAL("&"+a$): POKE n+&8000,a
70 NEXT n: CALL &8000
80 DATA 3e,01,cd,6b,bc,af,cd,0e
90 DATA bc,01,00,00,cd,38,bc,cd
100 DATA 19,bd,c9
110 OPENOUT "dummy": MEMORY &3FF
120 LOAD "!SCREEN",&C000
130 LOAD "!PRELOC",&BF00
140 LOAD "!PCOD",&400
150 LOAD "!SCR",&C000
160 POKE &9A9,&3E: POKE &9AA,5
170 POKE &9AB,0: CALL &BF00

Poke by Martin Pleasance for Amstrad Action. - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

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At address 05AC poke 00 for infinite lives - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

Paperboy Videos

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Loading Screen Comparison

Paperboy Amstrad CPC Loading Screen Amstrad CPC Version
Paperboy ZX Spectrum Loading Screen Spectrum Version
Paperboy Commodore 64 Loading Screen Commodore 64 Version

Your Comments and Memories

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"No sound really hurt this being a classic what happened Elite ??? "


Personal rating :

5 5/10

Posted by cpc4eva | Report |

"A very colourful and playable game,but no sound.Close to the arcade conversion."


Personal rating :

7 7/10

Posted by badstreet74 | Report |

"Colourful and nice (although somewhat chunky) gfx, no sound, but very atmospheric and addictive gameplay. I really love this one, it somehow manages to give you the feeling of the neighbourhood... Love it!"


Personal rating :

9 9/10

Posted by Gryzor | Report |

"An average Amstrad CPC arcade conversion. The Good things are the graphics are colourful and the playability is close to the arcade version. The Bad things are the screen size (gfx way to chunky) and the lack of any sound whatsoever, not even a squeak (no excuses). Overall a fun game, and it wont wake up the neighbours :)"


Personal rating :

7 7/10

Posted by Stephen Richards | Report |

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