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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 Commodore 64 The guy on the motorcycle waits for Paperboy to cross the street
Paperboy Arcade Still have customers.
Paperboy Arcade Onto the training course at the end.
Paperboy Commodore 64 "Good morning, Luigi. Can't wait to get your newspaper delivered first?"

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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)
Paperboy - My personal Retro Game Hero Game Boy Derryck Larsson (3)
Do you have what it takes to be a Paperboy? Amiga Katakis | カタキス (41526)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Apr 01, 2012 A- 91
Zero Atari ST Nov, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Lynx Jan 04, 2005 B+ 83
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 16 out of 20 80
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) NES Jan 24, 2005 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Nov, 1990 8 out of 12 67
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 8 out of 15 53
Video Games Game Gear Oct, 1992 41 out of 100 41
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1987 Unscored Unscored


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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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