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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 Atari ST Title screen
Paperboy Amstrad CPC You receive 250 points for throwing a paper into a mailbox
Paperboy Game Boy Color Main Menu
Paperboy Commodore 64 What cute little dogs. Who owns them?

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* (37938)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
Raze Lynx Jan, 1991 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78 (UK) Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2007 6 out of 10 60
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1989 6 out of 12 50
Mean Machines NES Mar, 1991 30 out of 100 30
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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