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  • Summary: A veritable classic from the golden age of video gaming returns to a new route on the iPhone/smartphone/mobile platform! The arcade game you remember from the 80's has been brought back to life with updated graphics and a new Story Mode with more forgiving game-play mechanics. As the Paperboy, you'll fight for customers against the enigmatic "Grifter." Successfully deliver papers to the customers on your route, scoring bonus points for landing papers directly in their mailbox. You'll have plenty of obstacles to contend with along the way: avoid dogs, cars, burglars, breakdancers, trash cans, runaway lawnmowers and more! As you play through the story, you'll acquire different skills and abilities - like yo-yo and multi-paper throws - to get help you through challenging areas. Pay attention for clues as the story unfolds - will you get the girl? Who are the mysterious paper barons trying to muscle in on your turf? All will be revealed in this humorous, nostalgic and faithful re-creation of the 80's classic!

    Features:

    - An update that retains the humor and core gameplay of the original 80's stand-up arcade classic

    - Easy controls make pick-up-and-play a snap: turn left/right, speed up/slow down, throw papers.

    - Funny, engaging storyline set in the 80s, supported by new obstacles, gameplay enhancements and characters. 20 story levels in all!

    - A NEW, easier STORY Mode in addition to CLASSIC Mode - just like the original!

    - Refined artwork and graphics make for a deeper, richer and more 3D experience than ever before.

    - Develop your paperboy character by unlocking 10 special skills and abilities in Story Mode such as the yo-yo throw or multi-paper throw.

    - Hit bullseye deliveries and other obstacles to get higher scores and dominate the global leaderboards.

    - Special Halloween theme in the story mode. Trick unsubscribers by smashing their windows!

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  1. Mar 20, 2011
    70
    Paperboy: Special Delivery offers sound gameplay but at a high price
  2. Mar 20, 2011
    60
    If you loved the original Paperboy arcade title, then Paperboy: Special Delivery provides the goods, but the anachronistic gameplay isn't easy to enjoy if you missed it the first time around.
  3. Mar 20, 2011
    50
    Paperboy: Special Delivery boasts a new Story mode and Game Center integration, but it remains stuck in the dark ages with its clunky gameplay and inadequate controls.
  4. Mar 20, 2011
    40
    Such a shame that they couldn't have done something with Paperboy, because all they have done is taken a game from the 80's, tried to put it on your iPhone and they've created a disappointingly awful throw away experience. This is one delivery I'd be happy to miss.