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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 SEGA Master System Run over by a small child
Paperboy Genesis With only a limited supply of papers at the start, you need to pick up more while cycling.
Paperboy Commodore 64 Isn't that the guy on the motorcycle yesterday? He isn't nice this time

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* (37875)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Lynx Jan 04, 2005 B+ 83
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Dec, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
The One Amiga Sep, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) NES Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
NES Archives NES Jul 14, 2007 B- 67
Micro News Game Boy Dec, 1991 11 out of 20 55
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 53 out of 100 53
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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