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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 Genesis Run over by a car
Paperboy Amiga Paperboy breaks a window of a nearby house
Paperboy Amiga Warning: Tripping over a wheelbarrow in the middle of a footpath can be hazardous to your health
Paperboy Lynx Paperboy passes an aspiring paperboy.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ペーパーボーイ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "페이퍼보이" -- Korean 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 | カタキス (39535)

Critic Reviews (UK) Arcade Oct 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 2007 6.9 out of 10 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Nov, 1990 8 out of 12 67
NES Archives NES Jul 14, 2007 B- 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1989 6 out of 12 50
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 33 out of 100 33
Mean Machines NES Mar, 1991 30 out of 100 30


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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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