Jow's Arcade


ATARI, 1984
ACQUIRED: 09/04/07
SERIAL #: 1072 
CURRENT HIGH SCORE (TGTS) - EASY STREET - 144,150 (BEATS THE TG WORLD RECORD!)

    

Paperboy is another game that I didn't get to play much of when I was a kid, but I always remember my Dad talking about how he played it, and how much he liked it.  The game flat out rocks, and the control scheme is freaking perfect for this game.  Atari nailed it when they decided to go with a handlebar controller.  How much better can it get than controlling a Paperboy with freaking BMX handlebars?  Awe-some.  I actually used to play Paperboy for hours on the NES growing up, so when a local collector contacted me letting me know he had the arcade version for sale, it was a no brainer.  I have actually become quite fond of the game (its probably my favorite game out of all the games I have owned in 7 years) and truth be told, I'm going to attempt a World Record run at it.  The current WR for Easy Street is at 135,989 (http://www.twingalaxies.com/index.aspx?c=22&pi=2&gi=3363&vi=11763), so I'm only about 10,000 points away.  Stay tuned!