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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 Paperboy has just hit a burgular
Paperboy Amstrad CPC Your first day
Paperboy Game Gear Construction
Paperboy Amstrad CPC Car approaching an intersection

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* (37801)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Apr 01, 2012 A- 91
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
VideoGame SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers NES Jan 24, 2005 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 53 out of 100 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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