Paperboy (Apr 17, 2000 prototype)

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Paperboy (Apr 17, 2000 prototype)
Build date Apr 17, 2000 12:17:48
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date April 17, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Paperboy
Dump method PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716UF 1.11 03/23/07 15:10 (CloneCD)
Game Paperboy
System PlayStation
Genre Arcade
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US Unreleased
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US Unreleased
Release date Unreleased
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A prototype of Paperboy for the PlayStation.

Notes

  • Plextor drive dumped the disc in scrambled mode. Descrambled version is included.
  • Unreleased game
  • The loading screen is a bar on the bottom-left of the screen made up of squares of many different colors. The screen glitches a bit, too.
  • The top-left of the screen is overlaid with 4 lines that oscillate in length throughout
  • There is no audio in the first part of the opening sequence
  • The cut scene where music finally plays is still pretty rudimentary, with the angle of view wrongly positioned against the ground
  • Title screen is improperly zoomed in
  • While there is music in various points, no sound effects have been implemented yet.
  • Options menu gives the option for Secret Codes.
  • Debugging options are available by default
    • Controller rumble feature is even a feature
  • The player can choose between a paperboy or papergirl
  • The map can be selected
    • There is even a Training stage
  • There needs to be a fair bit of optimization, as the game loads after nearly every menu selection
  • In-game, the player must throw the morning paper at the required number of houses under a timer.
    • The player can make the bike jump with the O button
    • R2 freezes the game when held down
    • R1 throws a paper, which the player has a limited number of. A trajectory arrow indicates where the thrown paper will land
  • Controls are rather floaty, with the player easily drifting in the air when jumping
  • Score system based on the least number of newspapers thrown (misses), completion time, etc.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (as of April 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.
    • Game contains debugging symbols: N/A
    • Dump was originally scrambled: Yes

Screenshots

Origin

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
PSX - Paperboy (Track 01).bin File 2021-04-12 01:01:12 185.98 MB 706efe2df9ab781f44574ac41a18f841b8d3a98a
PSX - Paperboy (Track 02).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:19 15.98 MB ab2e2ffd3e50dab40b022114605497da133379b9
PSX - Paperboy (Track 03).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:20 9.67 MB 045a19df251bf3352dcfa1b265af9bcad836228f
PSX - Paperboy (Track 04).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:20 15.82 MB 5c930f783aca26e2331f895fbb859cdbfb576813
PSX - Paperboy (Track 05).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:21 9.76 MB f600deed281853861fb6ca5823e610e364875f47
PSX - Paperboy (Track 06).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:21 11.38 MB dff2e8a9a788f58df92645229dc21dc05f2cb1be
PSX - Paperboy (Track 07).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:22 19.18 MB d371b3875d409b81426caad290901076210e242b
PSX - Paperboy (Track 08).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:22 8.63 MB 6c0b208c8fdcf7140473b3930f02ab5cf9c31eb3
PSX - Paperboy (Track 09).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:23 15.32 MB f1209dd792a96af4d94d903a59a92586c528d821
PSX - Paperboy (Track 10).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:24 19.46 MB dc31f3ee75c0bdc36705878ad13e511b05fc9989
PSX - Paperboy (Track 11).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:24 18.13 MB 9d5ef337808c716e74f00bed89ca1d464d6ba865
PSX - Paperboy (Track 12).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:25 10.71 MB f632b630764a772617487b973bf802da095ee0a7
PSX - Paperboy (Track 13).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:25 9.67 MB 00a7a355a30d81e7933d3116ab2166411efdbeeb
PSX - Paperboy (Track 14).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:26 15.84 MB e8b168b4f755818d5a1ecc49d9908dc19362933c
PSX - Paperboy (Track 15).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:26 12.15 MB 7c822ffdbde811506ec5c6f5f8f6345091405df0
PSX - Paperboy (Track 16).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:27 26.17 MB 5810f8856e3e3911bd67696037d756d6e124af43
PSX - Paperboy (Track 17).bin File 2021-04-12 00:55:28 10.83 MB f143bcaadcb1a6957d338e5316f34465679f17b9
PSX - Paperboy.cue File 2021-04-12 00:55:28 1.8 KB f4c9dbf736d0606879f5230a7224f734f4f57f22
PSX - Paperboy.jpeg File 2020-12-15 22:58:37 1.1 MB 72bcd7176f95dba4ac8e3c7f1ae12533bd270b81

Acknowledgments

A huge thanks to Iniche for doing the initial research on this prototype!

See also