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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 DOS title screen - EGA
Paperboy DOS title screen - CGA
Paperboy DOS many people get in your way - CGA
Paperboy DOS avoid the construction worker. - CGA

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Alternate Titles

  • "ペーパーボーイ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "페이퍼보이" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
Zero Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) 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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