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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 Genesis Select a difficulty level. Hard levels have more obstacles and need more deliveries.
Paperboy Arcade Avoid that car.
Paperboy Commodore 16, Plus/4 Crossing the road.
Paperboy DOS many people get in your way - CGA

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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* (38318)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92 (UK) Arcade Oct 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Lynx Jul 24, 2005 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Sega Force Game Gear Jan 11, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Commodore User Commodore 16, Plus/4 Apr, 1987 6 out of 10 60
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2007 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 52 out of 100 52
1UP! SEGA Master System Sep 05, 2008 38 out of 100 38


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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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