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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 Title screen
Paperboy NES Each level ends with a training course
Paperboy NES Japanese title screen
Paperboy NES The opening screen (Japanese version)

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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

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
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 Jul 21, 2011 13 out of 20 65
Power Play May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Video Games Mar, 1991 60 out of 100 60
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro Game Reviews Oct 15, 2015 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40


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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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