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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Paperboy - My personal Retro Game Hero Derryck Larsson (3) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Raze Nov, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Zero Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1990 816 out of 1000 82
TigerChainsaw 2020 7.9 out of 10 79
Mean Machines Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Amstar Sep, 1990 13 out of 20 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1991 5.6 out of 12 47
Video Games Mar, 1991 33 out of 100 33
Power Play May, 1991 33 out of 100 33
Play Time Sep, 1991 19 out of 100 19


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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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