arcade classic, Ancient arcade ?classic? Paperboy
is set to hit Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, which has caused a mix of excitement and disdain in the SPOnG office this morning.
Adam claims that it?s one of the best arcade games, like, ever
while others in the office feel that a home console version might be missing something, not having the arcade original?s awesome bicycle controller cabinet (pictured).
If you are too young too remember the original arcade version of Paperboy
then you may well have played on one of the many home console ports of the game. Paperboy
was originally ported to the Commodore 64, BBC Micro and Acorn Electron back in 1986 and, most recently, included in Midway Arcade Treasures
a compilation of arcade games for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox and PC in 2003.
The game, (as the historians among you are no doubt aware), involves you controlling a paperboy on a bike delivering newspapers along a typically American suburban street, while vandalising non-subscriber's homes and avoiding various hazards.
Along with Goonies
and massive wide skateboards it?s a glorious reminder of all the best things about the 1980s. It wasn?t all Thatcherism, Miner?s Strikes and New Romanticism after all you know!Paperboy
will set you back 400 Microsoft points (and comes with the requisite free demo to tempt you back to the 1980s) and has been given the XBLA tarting-up by Digital Eclipse
Watch out for it a 9am GMT tomorrow morning.