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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 Commodore 64 Paperboy makes a perfect delivery
Paperboy Amstrad CPC Hall of Fame
Paperboy Game Gear high Score table
Paperboy Arcade That hearse is blocking the path.

Alternate Titles

  • "ペーパーボーイ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Odd and Irritatingly Difficult game! NES Oblio (109)
Do you have what it takes to be a Paperboy? Amiga *Katakis* (37853)

The Press Says

CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 16 out of 20 80
Joystick (French) SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75 (UK) Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1989 64 out of 100 64 SEGA Master System Feb 03, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1989 6 out of 12 50


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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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