Paperboy (N64) James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / March 31st, 2014


  • Doctor What

    March 31, 2014 at 1:41 am


  • Jon Brux

    March 31, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Great review James and Mike. I remember this game as a kid. Brings back a lot of great memories!

  • Chet

    March 31, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Love the James and Mike videos! Thank you for the entertainment!

  • March 31, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Totally unexpected! I loved this game growing up! 😀 Thanks for bringing me back to the past…

  • diesel

    March 31, 2014 at 1:54 am

    I used to play a lot of NES version,I didn’t even know there was N64 game.

  • March 31, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Another great video guys. Gotta love that awkward 2d-3d transition. One way to sum this game up is “Paperboy 64 – it’s a bit shit”.

  • Jay_Ray_Me

    March 31, 2014 at 2:03 am

    I really enjoy those weekly videos, keep it up!
    Now I want to try the NES version just to hear the awesome glass break sound lol!

    Hey I think it would be great to see you guys play some good old beat-em-up like Streets of Rage 2 or Final Fight 3.

  • Night of the Living Bread

    March 31, 2014 at 2:06 am

    It was awesome watching you guys play Toe Jam & Earl. I was so stoked that you might actually finish it. Hard game. The Big Rigs commercial was over the top hilarious. The Nerd was less angry and more comical. You’ve really pumped out some good content lately. Can’t really comment on Paper Boy, never played it. Keep up the good work man, the Nerd’s still hilarious and watching James and Mike Mondays is a blast from the past.

  • March 31, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Awesome video guys! When I saw it, I realized I had the game.

    Thought to myself “Hey, I’ll play this game at the same time!”

    I think I lasted as long as this video does …

  • Don Skiver

    March 31, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I liked the NES Paperboy better than this one too. Even though it was just a very simple arcade-style type of game, it was always fun when I rented it for a weekend every once in a while.

  • SandBoxGiant

    March 31, 2014 at 2:22 am

    You guys should reward yourselves with some good games.

  • March 31, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Yeahhh… This game looks horrible.

  • March 31, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I really enjoy this series, liked the older name better,
    but anyways you guys should play more fun enjoyable games,

  • TheClaw

    March 31, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Good video wish it was longer however.

  • Dan Simmons

    March 31, 2014 at 5:45 am


  • Dark Omega

    March 31, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Look at the paper boy’s expression, even he knows the game is shit.

  • Bamahut

    March 31, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Do I see a Nerd video coming with this game in mind?

  • March 31, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Paperboy for the SNES is really fun.

  • BrandeX

    March 31, 2014 at 7:16 am

    “I can’t tell what the mailboxes are!”

    You can’t see the flashing red arrows on screen?

  • March 31, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I loved it when i was little, but i loved Gecko and almost anything.

    As a SNES kid i really couldn’t hate anything that was in 3D, because it was the novelty of it.

    I played games “in the middle”, how i call them now, like the time with only happiness on my faces because 3D MOTHERFUCKER!
    Well, that was sudden, but there was also no internet and i choose to spend money on videogames there was no other money for videogame magazines.

    Thank goddness i was educated to care about money, but yeah this game is, to me, shittlyfun.
    Get what you want from it.

  • ghoshtbushterz

    March 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

    yes, very shitty

  • Josh Land

    March 31, 2014 at 9:14 am

    NES version seems a lot better… But it could be a funny game with a friend because of how bad it is.

  • March 31, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Agree with you guys this is one of the worst looking games I’ve ever seen. The N64 had a very small arsenal of good games and this was not one of them. NES version was waaaay better. Thanks guys! You rock!

  • Weldin Dunn

    March 31, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Huge fan of this game, I actually found a copy of this the other day!

  • Joker83

    March 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I loved the original back in the day. Didn’t even realize they made more of them.. Quality video guys, thanks

  • Pablo1989

    March 31, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    What is this ? Paperboy South Park edition ? 😀

  • Steven Christopher

    March 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I used to rent this game from blockbuster all the time. THE BEST part is just doing stunts.

  • Benjamoose McMoose

    March 31, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I have to admit I was slightly disappointed that there wasn’t a single mention of the original 1984 arcade version of Paperboy.

    The NES version was a console port of that version.

  • damon

    March 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I think I prefer the genesis version better. At least that one had voice…

  • culwin

    April 1, 2014 at 12:12 am

    The Paperboy series is something the Nerd could riff on.

  • Kenshiroh

    April 1, 2014 at 12:44 am

    I used to play the Commodore 64 version of Paperboy. I think it had better music than the NES one. I don’t remember if the actual game was better or worse, though.

  • MadHitz

    April 1, 2014 at 1:05 am

    I had the Tiger handheld version of Paperboy, and I probably played it about as much as Mike played this game as a kid before calling it quits.

  • Tross

    April 1, 2014 at 1:42 am

    That’s an objectively bad game, but I’ve seen worse. I kind of wish you had defeated the boss. I can’t imagine why a paperboy on a bike would have to defeat a mad scientist and his monster creation, and why no one else would step up to the plate to take him on, if he’s really a big threat to humanity, but at least the devs managed to add something different to a formula that’s otherwise stale.

  • Night-X

    April 1, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Another game never played but almost did about over 13-15 years ago.

  • April 1, 2014 at 2:11 am

    You guys should do E.V.O. Search for Eden for James and Mike Mondays. One of my favorite SNES games but very hard to come by.

  • April 1, 2014 at 2:34 am

    you guys should try Contra again…

  • Strazdas

    April 1, 2014 at 5:24 am

    The old paperboy perspective is called 2.5D, its a 2D sprites, but its using angles pretending to be 3D. was popular in the 90s before real 3D processing was better than what you see on screen.

  • April 1, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Oh i see whats going on right there on your screen mike and james.They obviously trying to makes something like an arcades style thing ,close to radical bikers (that thing with the pizza guy) and the thing is that this was way better.You see they are trying to freaking hard there to create something and at the same times its like it dont actually exist.That one looks like those shows in nickelodeon,and sadly some of those was way better.Next time try something more creative,how about a mario cart clone on ps3 that you can actually create your own stuff is called modnation.And it is much more artistic and creative than this bag of shit you are trying to play.If you want to play some other good titles in N64 try star fox for god’s sake.My eyes are hurting.

  • WyldeGoose

    April 1, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I’d like you guys to play Evil Genius, for the PC. It’s not entirely bad, but it can be tough and frustrating, something the Nerd ought to enjoy.

    • WyldeGoose

      April 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      FYI, Evil Genius is a strategy game where you build a fortress, like Dungeon Keeper, and you are a James Bond Villain. You have outlandish weapons and henchmen and such, and you’re trying to keep the good guys from infiltrating your base and defeating you.

  • Aaron1375

    April 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    This one kind of has that Superman 64 look to it.

  • April 1, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Top 10 Frankenstein Parodies! =D

  • captaintyler888

    April 2, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Never actually played the N64 version, but I spent a lot of time playing the SNES Paperboy 2.

  • fusionater

    April 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Aw man…you guys don’t like paperboy? I loved that game…oh well.

  • April 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    The best thing to have anything to do with Paperboy in later years must been last years song and music video from the Pennsylvania rockers Moistboyz.

  • April 3, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    James and Mike should play Crash Bandicoot or an RPG like Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts on Monday.

  • nammm3

    April 4, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Goodness, the friggin graphics and gameplay look so irritating

  • April 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I always thought that this game was one of the better NES games out there. The levels were bright and there was so much to do and see. I’m glad I never played this version, compared to the original, it looks dull, boring and completely uninspiring.

  • April 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    James & Mike Mondays is really great, I enjoy it a lot. I hope you’ll keep doing it.

  • blendo75

    April 7, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    The magic of Paperboy was in the paper throwing. The paper sailed through the air at an angle and every successful mailbox (or window) hit felt like a little victory. This one looks like you line your target up with a big arrow and fire the paper as if from a cannon. The boss battle is loony enough to make this game at least an interesting failure though.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    April 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Hm, Paperboy64 wasn’t as amusing as I would’ve hoped, but the video was still fun nonetheless.

  • jerry lowe

    April 21, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    The last best Paperboy game i played is the Genesis version

  • Ultronator

    May 1, 2014 at 12:36 am

    This game is actually a lot of fun if you give it a chance. I’m pretty sure the graphics were made bad on purpose to contribute to the cartoony look they were going for. Mike and James, it might be a good idea to look up the controls before guessing at them the entire time. The analog stick and Z button were a much better option for this game than the D-pad and L button, and you can actually throw papers in both directions (Z for left, R for right). You can also control your speed and perform jumps. I never found it difficult to control at all, plus, you can move freely around the level, so you can always go back if you’ve missed a house to try again. The humor of the game seems to be lost on you guys too. You can pretty much knock out anyone who gets in your way and break just about every object in the game, and it all results in hilarious slapstick sound effects. There is a huge variety of levels to play, everything from a Zoo, to Halloween town, to a volcano. There were also challenges on top of just delivering papers, like finding 3 gold coins per level (which could be hidden inside any object or person) and obstacle courses, including ramps you could jump insanely high off of and do tricks to earn points. This game had its fill of bosses too. All in all, I don’t know how you could say the original NES game is better than this. The original gets boring and frustrating after about 5 minutes and is really just a trial-and-error exercise in memorizing the best (and sometimes only) path to make it through a level. In conclusion, I think it’s unfair to group this game with the usual crappier ones you guys play. I thought it at least made a good attempt at adding depth to an otherwise simple game, and last time I picked it up, it was still fun to play.

  • skwij

    May 1, 2014 at 7:35 am

    You’re right, this game looks like a lot of Tim Burton movies. Thanks for the video!

  • Justin B

    June 20, 2014 at 10:10 am

    The NES version was horrible but close to the arcade version.

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