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Description

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.

Screenshots

Paperboy Amstrad CPC Title
Paperboy NES Title screen
Paperboy Commodore 16, Plus/4 Let's deliver papers.
Paperboy SEGA Master System Crashing in the flowers

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* (38155)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 16, Plus/4 Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
neXGam Lynx 2003 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67
NES Archives NES Jul 14, 2007 B- 67
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1989 64 out of 100 64
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
AceGamez Xbox 360 2007 6 out of 10 60
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Aug, 1999 3.25 out of 6 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1989 6 out of 12 50

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Trivia

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.

Cover

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.

Sales

Elite's home computer versions sold more copies when re-released on the Encore budget label than they did when released at full price.

Awards

  • British Software Industry
    • 1986 - Game of the Year
Information also contributed by M4R14N0 and Martin Smith

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