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Based on the arcade game, 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 Game Gear End of course
Paperboy Lynx Smacked
Paperboy Game Gear Title Screen
Paperboy Arcade Onto the training course at the end.

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* (37494)

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80 Genesis May 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) NES Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Games Radar Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro NES Mar 18, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Mean Machines Game Boy Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
NES Archives NES Jul 14, 2007 B- 67
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 8 out of 15 53
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Aug 01, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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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