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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 Amstrad CPC Your first day
Paperboy NES Title screen
Paperboy BBC Micro Crashing into a road worker
Paperboy Game Gear Falling into garden

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* (37889)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) BBC Micro Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Dec, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
Games Radar Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers NES Jan 24, 2005 7 out of 10 70 SEGA Master System Feb 03, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
Video Games Game Gear Oct, 1992 41 out of 100 41


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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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