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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 NES Be careful crossing the street!
Paperboy NES Customer houses are colored white
Paperboy NES Japanese title screen
Paperboy NES Each level ends with a training course

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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! Oblio (108) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Total!! UK Magazine Mar, 1992 77 out of 100 77
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jan 24, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro Mar 18, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
NES Archives Jul 14, 2007 B- 67
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 21, 2011 13 out of 20 65
Video Games Mar, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Power Play May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
NES Game Power 1991 5 out of 10 50
Retro Game Reviews Oct 15, 2015 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Mean Machines Mar, 1991 30 out of 100 30


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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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