In the corny world of suburban America, a paper route is a coming of age for a young man. Then video games came along, and suddenly kids were wasting quarters on a video game about delivering papers rather than earning money doing it for real. Though cartoony and whimsical in presentation, Paperboy’s deaths would be excruciatingly painful to a real boy. Leave it to videogames to turn a quaint rite of passage into a vicious bloodbath.
Relive death in Paperboy: