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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 ZX Spectrum End of level delivery report
Paperboy Game Gear Riding over garden
Paperboy Amstrad CPC Your first day
Paperboy Atari ST Obstacles on your route

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Alternate Titles

  • "ペーパーボーイ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "페이퍼보이" -- Korean 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* (38317)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) BBC Micro Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1989 878 out of 1000 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Lynx Jun, 1991 75 out of 100 75
neXGam Game Gear 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Play Time SEGA Master System May, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Mean Machines Game Boy Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Player One Genesis Jun, 1992 55 out of 100 55
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 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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