paperboy

Elite Systems has announced that they will be bringing the classic arcade game Paperboy to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Paperboy was an arcade game originally released in 1984 by Atari. Your job was to deliver newspapers to your customers while riding your bike.

We've got little information on the iPhone version aside from a couple of screenshots. It appears there will be a "classic" mode (above) and a 3D mode (below):

paperboy3d

Elite is hoping to have the game live on the App Store by late next week.

  • acidbottle

    wooo!! one of the true classics :)

    more suprising is elite systems are involved, thought they were extinguished many years ago!i hope this is the first of many games they are releasing, remember elite as a very prolific company back in the 80s/90s

  • acidbottle

    wooo!! one of the true classics :)

    more suprising is elite systems are involved, thought they were extinguished many years ago!i hope this is the first of many games they are releasing, remember elite as a very prolific company back in the 80s/90s

  • Seb

    Hope they use the Amiga version music #dum...de-dum-de-dum...de-dum-de-dum...bow-bow-bow-bow!#

    XD

    • Blades

      LOL,

      Yea, I played the C64 version all the time. Loved the music. Game was hard as hell the later in the week you got.

      In fact I prefer the C64/Amiga version rather than the arcade version(which kind of sucked IMO)

      Graphics wise, wait and see the final product. It could have been made to look this way for that old 80's classic look, which is fine by me...

      ;

      ;

  • Seb

    Hope they use the Amiga version music #dum...de-dum-de-dum...de-dum-de-dum...bow-bow-bow-bow!#

    XD

    • Blades

      LOL,

      Yea, I played the C64 version all the time. Loved the music. Game was hard as hell the later in the week you got.

      In fact I prefer the C64/Amiga version rather than the arcade version(which kind of sucked IMO)

      Graphics wise, wait and see the final product. It could have been made to look this way for that old 80's classic look, which is fine by me...

      ;

      ;

  • Boardumb

    It could be possible that the game just switches to that 3D mode for the end-of-day bike stunt course. It looks like that top screen is remade graphics as well. They could be going for that 2D game with 3D models thing like Ghosts n Goblins, but when you get to the stunt track it switches to behind the back. Can't wait to find out more. Looks really cool! I love when these classic games get that modern graphics upgrade. Although, it would be ideal if they had the original game as an option too.

  • Boardumb

    It could be possible that the game just switches to that 3D mode for the end-of-day bike stunt course. It looks like that top screen is remade graphics as well. They could be going for that 2D game with 3D models thing like Ghosts n Goblins, but when you get to the stunt track it switches to behind the back. Can't wait to find out more. Looks really cool! I love when these classic games get that modern graphics upgrade. Although, it would be ideal if they had the original game as an option too.

  • Freep

    Wow - retro heaven continues. Paperboy was one of my absolute favorites. I've played the mame ROM and it's great, just not quite the same without the handlebars but definitely lookig forward to this.

  • Freep

    Wow - retro heaven continues. Paperboy was one of my absolute favorites. I've played the mame ROM and it's great, just not quite the same without the handlebars but definitely lookig forward to this.

  • SangreNegra

    Oh my god... That was a hell of an awesome time back in the times when I played Paperboy on my Atari. That announcement impressed me even more than all the other Gameloft bullshit you can read about the past couple months. Looking forward to next week when it's getting released.

  • SangreNegra

    Oh my god... That was a hell of an awesome time back in the times when I played Paperboy on my Atari. That announcement impressed me even more than all the other Gameloft bullshit you can read about the past couple months. Looking forward to next week when it's getting released.

  • OlePop

    Those graphics look terrible. It would be pretty great if they included a retro/original mode though. Paperboy is a lot of fun.

  • OlePop

    Those graphics look terrible. It would be pretty great if they included a retro/original mode though. Paperboy is a lot of fun.

  • Voynix

    I remember this well. I hated that blonde in the old fashioned sports car! the controls were very tricky.

  • Voynix

    I remember this well. I hated that blonde in the old fashioned sports car! the controls were very tricky.

  • Dave

    Awesome, im hoping its a direct port of the arcade verson myself. nothing will beat the originals handle bar controls, but tilt controls will sure be close.

  • Dave

    Awesome, im hoping its a direct port of the arcade verson myself. nothing will beat the originals handle bar controls, but tilt controls will sure be close.

  • differenz

    NICE! :)

    brilliant game. now this is what I truly like... new wrapping!

  • differenz

    NICE! :)

    brilliant game. now this is what I truly like... new wrapping!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Wow, the 2 screenshots are looking crappy as hell.
    Don't wanna destroy my good memories :) But we'll see.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Wow, the 2 screenshots are looking crappy as hell.
    Don't wanna destroy my good memories :) But we'll see.

  • Jeff

    looks butt ugly after the past few weeks of gameloft crap.

    Why can't they just remake all the sprites into HD (like Secrets of monkey Island).

  • Jeff

    looks butt ugly after the past few weeks of gameloft crap.

    Why can't they just remake all the sprites into HD (like Secrets of monkey Island).

  • http://www.stalkmyart.com Jaysal

    The graphics are terrible... Like really really aweful..

    Even things as simple as font choice is just blah.

    When such little thought is put into a game you ruin it.

    Mentality here "well make it 3d this time" ... Cause 3d makes everything better right..

    sigh

    • Yog Shoggoth

      At a guess I'd say they're using Unity. Badly :)

  • http://www.stalkmyart.com Jaysal

    The graphics are terrible... Like really really aweful..

    Even things as simple as font choice is just blah.

    When such little thought is put into a game you ruin it.

    Mentality here "well make it 3d this time" ... Cause 3d makes everything better right..

    sigh

    • Yog Shoggoth

      At a guess I'd say they're using Unity. Badly :)

  • Chris

    Please Elite, stick to 2D and hire a professional artist!

  • Chris

    Please Elite, stick to 2D and hire a professional artist!

  • JimB

    I really hope Elite payed the people to do this... I know someone who converted Buggy Boy onto the mobile phones around 2002 and Elite did not pay for the work. Bunch of rip off merchants :(

  • JimB

    I really hope Elite payed the people to do this... I know someone who converted Buggy Boy onto the mobile phones around 2002 and Elite did not pay for the work. Bunch of rip off merchants :(

  • http://megascorcher.net Wildmatt

    Those screens do look terrible, I'm just wondering if Warner Bros. are publishing this or not? Because they own the rights since they bought Midway, yeah Atari doesn't really own anything they've made anymore.

  • http://megascorcher.net Wildmatt

    Those screens do look terrible, I'm just wondering if Warner Bros. are publishing this or not? Because they own the rights since they bought Midway, yeah Atari doesn't really own anything they've made anymore.

  • Nukie

    What's a newspaper? And why does it need to be delivered by bike? How about a game that delivers RSS feeds right to your iPhone? Oh, wait, I think I am already playing that. Never mind. ;)

  • Nukie

    What's a newspaper? And why does it need to be delivered by bike? How about a game that delivers RSS feeds right to your iPhone? Oh, wait, I think I am already playing that. Never mind. ;)

  • GodSon

    Oh that took me back! Cant wait to see this one unfold.

  • GodSon

    Oh that took me back! Cant wait to see this one unfold.

  • Yog Shoggoth

    Ahh memories.

    Good to see they haven't fallen for any of this "high quality graphics" rubbish that people go on about these days. Why bother hiring artists when you can have perfectly good programmer graphics?

  • Yog Shoggoth

    Ahh memories.

    Good to see they haven't fallen for any of this "high quality graphics" rubbish that people go on about these days. Why bother hiring artists when you can have perfectly good programmer graphics?

  • br1an

    You know... the screen shot of the neighborhood looks "okay" (3D-as-2D isn't really my thing), but the actual Paperboy, himself, looks just awful. Low-res, bland, uninspired (and "flipped") texture mapping, and a total lack of style, pretty much ruin it for me.

    And that stunt track needs some serious work.

  • br1an

    You know... the screen shot of the neighborhood looks "okay" (3D-as-2D isn't really my thing), but the actual Paperboy, himself, looks just awful. Low-res, bland, uninspired (and "flipped") texture mapping, and a total lack of style, pretty much ruin it for me.

    And that stunt track needs some serious work.

  • http://appsandstuff.weebly.com/ Addicted2waffle

    Wow.. This game rocks... I've tried it on my sega master systrm 2 in the early 90's... I may have tried an older version as well..

    People are complaining about bad graphics.. But paper boy has never had better graphics... This looks great!!!

    Many posts on this forum as well :p

  • http://appsandstuff.weebly.com/ Addicted2waffle

    Wow.. This game rocks... I\'ve tried it on my sega master systrm 2 in the early 90\'s... I may have tried an older version as well..

    People are complaining about bad graphics.. But paper boy has never had better graphics... This looks great!!!

    Many posts on this forum as well :p

  • Matt

    Sorry, that looks terrible... another cheap low-cost Elite production. Such a waste of once a good classic.

  • Matt

    Sorry, that looks terrible... another cheap low-cost Elite production. Such a waste of once a good classic.

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