Monday, March 31, 2014

Flags in the video game Paperboy 1984 by Atari

 Back in the day when video game machines ate quarters, the mall or beach side arcade was the it place in the 1980s.

One of the classic games from that era was Paperboy.  The game playfully parodied normal and weird people in suburbia - break dancers, hobos, angry kids, and wild animals.  The object of the game was to deliver papers.  It also acted as an outlet for neighborhood mischief since you could get extra points for smashing windows or destroying property of non-subscribing customers.
Flags appear on the big wheel kids and remote control cars.  After delivering the papers, a special off road challenge is given.  At the end of the course several little girls are waving blue pennant flags.  Sure it's odd that people would cheer a paperboy, but it was the 80s and so like totally appropriate for this so cheesy and still playful video game.

They should make paperboy mods for the inner city, country, Japan side street, deep south, 1950s version, Russian Paperboy, Simpson's Paperboy, American Dad Paperboy, Beavis and Butthead Paperboy, South Park Paper Boy, That 70's Show Paper Boy, Snoopy and Peanuts Paperboy, Nyan Cat Paper Boy, Disney Paper Boy, Pokemon Paperboy, Ninja Turtles Paperboy, Star Wars Paperboy, Die Hard it'd be so much fun.

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