History VideoGame / Paperboy

11th Nov '17 1:40:44 AM Theriocephalus
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A video game series where you play as a paperboy [[DistaffCounterpart (or papergirl, in some games)]] who delivers newspapers to a local neighborhood for The Daily Sun ("The World's most throwable newspaper").

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A video game series where you play as a paperboy [[DistaffCounterpart (or papergirl, in some games)]] who delivers newspapers to a local neighborhood for The the Daily Sun ("The World's most throwable newspaper").
10th Nov '17 7:49:59 AM john_e
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* IllFatedFlowerbed: You can ride over flowerbeds, destroying them.
17th Jul '17 1:02:33 PM Phediuk
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* OlderThanTheNES: Almost, but not quite. The original arcade version was developed and released by Atari in 1984, one year after the Japanese debut of the Famicom, but one year before the North American debut of the NES. The NES version was actually the first NES game developed in the United States and coincidentally, the Sega Master System version represented the first SMS game developed in the United Kingdom

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* OlderThanTheNES: Almost, but not quite. The original arcade version was developed and released by Atari in 1984, one year after the Japanese debut of the Famicom, but one year before the North American debut of the NES. The NES version was actually one of the first NES game games developed in the United States (with only a few of Tengen's games preceding it) and coincidentally, the Sega Master System version represented the first SMS game developed in the United Kingdom
13th Jun '17 5:25:44 AM Pichu-kun
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* AngryGuardDog: Break the window of a house where a dog lives, and he'll start barking furiously and chase after you.

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* AngryGuardDog: AngryGuardDog:
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Break the window of a house where a dog lives, and he'll start barking furiously and chase after you.



* GameOver: Lose all your lives and the front-page story on the next newspaper is "Paperboy Calls It Quits!", with accompanying articles bearing similarly-themed headlines ("Accused of negligence, vandalism", "Daily Sun now hiring").

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* GameOver: GameOver:
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Lose all your lives and the front-page story on the next newspaper is "Paperboy Calls It Quits!", with accompanying articles bearing similarly-themed headlines ("Accused of negligence, vandalism", "Daily Sun now hiring").



* ShoutOut: In the original arcade version, one of the comments the Paperboy makes when he throws a paper in a mailbox is, "Now you have a friend in the paper business." This references American jewelry retailer The Shane Company, whose commercial slogan is "Now you have a friend in the diamond business." Also, there is a street sign on Middle Way that shows PacMan crossed out by a red [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_symbol "No" symbol]].

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* ShoutOut: In the original arcade version, one of the comments the Paperboy makes when he throws a paper in a mailbox is, "Now you have a friend in the paper business." This references American jewelry retailer The Shane Company, whose commercial slogan is "Now you have a friend in the diamond business." Also, there is a street sign on Middle Way that shows PacMan VideoGame/PacMan crossed out by a red [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_symbol "No" symbol]].



* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Your customers will cancel their subscription if you break their windows more than once or bike over their flowers.
** However, if you do enough damage to non-subscribers' houses, they'll become subscribers.

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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Your customers will cancel their subscription if you break their windows more than once or bike over their flowers.
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flowers. However, if you do enough damage to non-subscribers' houses, they'll become subscribers.



* WorstNewsJudgementEver: Your progress is shown on the front page of newspapers, which raises the question of why anyone subscribes to such a publication in the first place.

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* WorstNewsJudgementEver: WorstNewsJudgementEver:
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Your progress is shown on the front page of newspapers, which raises the question of why anyone subscribes to such a publication in the first place.
26th May '16 12:32:40 PM ProfessorDetective
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* In a similar vein, there may be a man outside one of the houses, and if you break a window, he'll start chasing after you in anger.

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* ** In a similar vein, there may be a man outside one of the houses, and if you break a window, he'll start chasing after you in anger.
18th May '16 1:04:44 PM case
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* PoliceAreUseless: Combined with ApatheticCitizens and PlayedForLaughs. "Mysterious Vandalism Baffles Police, Residents." This headline refers to the vandalism committed with your paperboy's newspapers, at the time of your paperboy's deliveries, in front of dozens of witnesses in broad daylight. Could be explained by the headline [[BlatantLies being printed by your delivery boy's paper]], and the Paperboy gets charged only if he leaves the paper, implying that they have sway with the police.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Combined with ApatheticCitizens and PlayedForLaughs. "Mysterious Vandalism Baffles Police, Residents." This headline refers to the vandalism committed with your paperboy's newspapers, at the time of your paperboy's deliveries, in front of dozens of witnesses in broad daylight. Could be explained by the headline [[BlatantLies being printed by your delivery boy's paper]], and the Paperboy gets charged only if he leaves the paper, implying that they have sway with the police.
18th May '16 12:54:59 PM case
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* PoliceAreUseless: Combined with ApatheticCitizens and PlayedForLaughs. "Mysterious Vandalism Baffles Police, Residents." This headline refers to the vandalism committed with your paperboy's newspapers, at the time of your paperboy's deliveries, in front of dozens of witnesses in broad daylight. Partially explained by the headline [[BlatantLies being printed by your delivery boy's paper]], but the bafflement seems genuine enough, as the paperboy never seems to be charged.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Combined with ApatheticCitizens and PlayedForLaughs. "Mysterious Vandalism Baffles Police, Residents." This headline refers to the vandalism committed with your paperboy's newspapers, at the time of your paperboy's deliveries, in front of dozens of witnesses in broad daylight. Partially Could be explained by the headline [[BlatantLies being printed by your delivery boy's paper]], but and the bafflement seems genuine enough, as Paperboy gets charged only if he leaves the paperboy never seems to be charged.paper, implying that they have sway with the police.
18th May '16 12:51:34 PM case
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* PoliceAreUseless: Combined with ApatheticCitizens and PlayedForLaughs. "Mysterious Vandalism Baffles Police, Residents." This headline refers to the vandalism committed with your paperboy's newspapers, at the time of your paperboy's deliveries, in front of dozens of witnesses in broad daylight. Partially explained by the headline [[BlatantLies being printed by your delivery boy's paper]], but the bafflement seems genuine enough, as the paperboy never seems to be charged.
18th May '16 12:25:46 PM case
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* ShameIfSomethingHappened: More like Shame If More Things Happened; non-subscribers will become subscribers, but only if you do enough damage to their homes.
31st Mar '16 4:54:55 PM AjWargo
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* In a similar vein, there may be a man outside one of the houses, and if you break a window, he'll start chasing after you in anger.



* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Your customers will cancel their subscription if you break their windows more than once.

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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Your customers will cancel their subscription if you break their windows more than once.once or bike over their flowers.
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