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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 Amiga Difficulty Selection Menu
Paperboy Apple IIgs Loading screen
Paperboy Arcade Hit the targets, watch the water.
Paperboy SEGA Master System Game over

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* (37871)

Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 16 out of 20 80
Joystick (French) NES Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 2007 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Xbox 360 Feb 14, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
Video Games Genesis May, 1992 46 out of 100 46
Video Games Game Gear Oct, 1992 41 out of 100 41


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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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