THE VIDEOKID is an addictive and nostalgic homage to the eighties in general and Paperboy in particular. It is a lot more chaotic than Paperboy, though, and you will need quick reflexes if you want to make it to the end of your pirate video tape delivering run. It is a pity that the game only features a single level, but the randomized elements along with the huge amount of pop culture references keeps things entertaining. These cameos can become rather distracting, but that’s all part of the challenge. Considering the low price tag on THE VIDEOKID, there’s no reason not to add it to your collection.
Gameplay: Skate around a wacky eighties neighborhood while delivering pirated VHS tapes.
Graphics: The voxel art style looks great and allowed the developers to insert plenty of pop culture character cameos.
Sound: The soundtrack is nice and so is the sound effects, but things can become a little chaotic