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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 Arcade Collect to get more papers.
Paperboy ZX Spectrum The end of level obstacle course
Paperboy J2ME Hit by a car
Paperboy Amiga Paperboy has another go at the obstacle course

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* (37818)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
NES Archives NES Jul 14, 2007 B- 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2007 6 out of 10 60
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Aug, 1999 3.25 out of 6 55
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 53 out of 100 53
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
1UP! SEGA Master System Sep 05, 2008 38 out of 100 38
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Aug 01, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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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