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Amstrad CPC
Commodore 16, Plus/4
Game Boy Color
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The object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.


Paperboy BBC Micro Is that a dog or a rat?
Paperboy Commodore 16, Plus/4 Let's deliver papers.
Paperboy Arcade Some small jumps.
Paperboy Arcade Delivered a paper.

Alternate Titles

  • "ペーパーボーイ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Odd and Irritatingly Difficult game! NES Oblio (108)
Do you have what it takes to be a Paperboy? Amiga *Katakis* (37880)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Dec, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78 (UK) Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro NES Mar 18, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mean Machines Game Boy Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jul, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Player One Genesis Jun, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Video Games Genesis May, 1992 46 out of 100 46
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 33 out of 100 33


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Paperboy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The cover for the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game is actually taken from the earlier Nintendo 64 game in the series, but with some things removed.


Elite's home computer versions sold more copies when re-released on the Encore budget label than they did when released at full price.


  • British Software Industry
    • 1986 - Game of the Year
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