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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 Arcade Title Screen.
Paperboy SEGA Master System Crashing in the flowers
Paperboy Commodore 16, Plus/4 Crossing the road.
Paperboy BBC Micro Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ペーパーボーイ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Odd and Irritatingly Difficult game! NES Oblio (109)
Do you have what it takes to be a Paperboy? Amiga *Katakis* (37860)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 878 out of 1000 88
The Video Game Critic Lynx Jan 04, 2005 B+ 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67 NES Jul 21, 2011 13 out of 20 65
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1989 6 out of 12 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Apr, 1991 5.6 out of 12 47


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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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