Paperboy (NES) Mike & Bootsy

Mike Matei / February 17th, 2016


  • amdlo

    February 17, 2016 at 3:37 am

    why there are no comments?

  • Hanglyman

    February 17, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I used to play this on my sister’s NES when I was a kid and loved it. I haven’t played it since because I don’t have an NES and I’ve never been able to find an emulated version that works! I also tried the arcade version, but that weird handlebar controller makes it pretty unplayable for me.

  • Slamraptor

    February 17, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Always <3 the Paperboy music (:

  • Zces

    February 17, 2016 at 5:44 am

    haha! i almost had forgot this game. this game is fun. but i think i played it most for the jumps in the end of the levels.. haha!

  • February 17, 2016 at 6:41 am

    The prespective is called “Isometric”

  • bud

    February 17, 2016 at 6:45 am

    You missed some prime moments for perverted observations. The jackhammer guy looks like he’s masturbating, and the breakdancing dude looks like he’s trying to suck his own dick. 😛
    They should make an updated version of this game where your score translates into shitty Yelp reviews. 😉

  • The Wicker Man

    February 17, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Fond memories playing this on my Commodore 64, the music was awesome on that version! (much like a lot of other C64 games)

  • February 17, 2016 at 9:07 am

    God I love Bootsy.

  • NashKnight

    February 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    One of the best games ever! Not this version though, the one for the arcades.

  • Uncle Sporkums

    February 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    The house with the gravestones is the Grim Reaper’s house. That’s why. You can see him standing a few feet ahead of it.

  • February 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Mike, Bootsy, James: play “Cobra Triangle” NES game by Rare. Similarly isometric “3D” view to Paperboy (and RC Pro Am, etc.) and one of my favourite NES games outside the Zelda and Mario canon. Do it!!!

  • itscmillertime

    February 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Wow I literally just got this game for Christmas this year!

  • February 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Out of curiosity, does Bootsy have a cap for every MLB team? I think the Cleveland hat is the third different team in three weeks.

  • Adam Locascio

    February 18, 2016 at 12:15 am

    One of my favorite arcade games of all time… and just an utter disappointment on NES. You just missed those handlebars too much.

  • Ryan Gifford

    February 18, 2016 at 1:19 am

    You guys did surprisingly well for not playing in a while. Bootsy, it’s always great to see you. I’m glad you and Mike are playing more stuff together.

  • Grandmasterp

    February 18, 2016 at 1:25 am

    This game is one of my favorites for the nes. Once you’re good enough to beat the game, try going through the entire week without crashing. Hint: speed running is easier than going slow.

  • Phoenix7786

    February 18, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Ahhh good memories here. Also is no one going to mention that it looks like Mike stole an AVGN shirt from James for this video?

  • ToadRoad

    February 18, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Bootsy seems so damn affable.

  • Lastor

    February 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Let me just say how endlessly endearing it is to see you guys get so excited about something so rudimentary. Especially Bootsy declaring his love for the music and the sound and what not.
    That’s all.

    • Lastor

      February 18, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Also I should say I used to play this as warm up for something more evolved but it was fun nonetheless.

  • jasonjrf

    February 18, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I fucking love Bootsy. He is so awesome and likeable. He is such a perfectionist and an awesome retro gamer that he makes it to sunday but makes the comment that he doesn’t feel good about it. HAHA Bootsy is awesome I feel like he’s exactly like the friends I have.

  • Cryptic Wizard

    February 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I never cared much for the NES version but I loved the arcade version and the port to the PlayStation on one of their Atari Collection discs. You guys should try that one, it’s much better.

  • Paulballsftw

    February 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Another classic game from our childhood. I never had this game but did have a friend who owned it. It’s funny when you have a friend who had all different games then you did growing up cause seeing games that they had brings back memories over their house playing it as if it was just yesterday.

  • Andrew

    February 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Bootsy is cool as hell. Nice Cleveland Indians hat dude! Why is Mike always dressed like a dork? Put a t shirt on or some thing

  • DerManiac

    February 19, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Why is Mike wearing a nerd shirt? Finally trying to usurp the nerd’s job? 😛

  • Wayne

    February 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I had this game but forgot how watered down it was compared to the arcade version. It still wasn’t bad for an arcade to NES port.

    I never understood why they drew the guy’s head at the finish line for the training course so oddly… it looks like it was part of the bleachers in the background.

    Even on the Easy route, the arcade version is much more difficult, and there are more obstacles to go up against… it’s definitely worth checking out using MAME.

    • Grandmasterp

      February 23, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Yeah, they should have made that spectator a dark skinned person. Instead it looks like he’s headless or something. Those racist bastards! Lol

  • RachyK

    February 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I played the DOS version and the controls are the same. The weird angle, the extreme forced turning, slowing down when you don’t want to… so many problems.

    But i did enjoy it 😀 Love smashing windows and throwing it at the random people in the street, hahah

  • February 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    why did the link to this get removed on the front page?

  • blendo75

    February 22, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Great episode! I love watching Bootsy play. Bootsy would love the music in the arcade version, it’s even in stereo.

  • February 28, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Dear James, Mike or whoever is reading this. I am not impressed by having to watch a 3 minute advert about firearm safety without an option to skip said video. I like watching your films and I understand that you have to make money from this advertising, but please can you at least sort it out so we have an option to skip it. Cheers, Lewis.

  • Megathunder

    March 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I played this game a lot on zxspectrum! One of my favorites, without question. And i prefer, a lot more, the zx spectrum version than the nes version.

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