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Commodore 16, Plus/4
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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 Delivery box ahead.
Paperboy Game Boy Color Delivering mail
Paperboy ZX Spectrum End of level delivery report
Paperboy Commodore 64 "Yo, dude, you're in my way"

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* (37874)

Critic Reviews

TeamXbox Xbox 360 Feb 14, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 16 out of 20 80
Sega Force Game Gear Jan 11, 1993 68 out of 100 68
NES Archives NES Jul 14, 2007 B- 67 NES Jul 21, 2011 13 out of 20 65
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Power Play SEGA Master System Feb, 1991 52 out of 100 52


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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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