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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 Atari ST Delivering papers...
Paperboy Apple II Obstacle course.
Paperboy Arcade That hearse is blocking the path.
Paperboy Commodore 64 "Yo, dude, you're in my way"

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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 (41332)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
Sega Does Genesis Nov 22, 2017 B+ 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
Joystick (French) NES Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Micro News Game Boy Dec, 1991 11 out of 20 55
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 44 out of 100 44
1UP! SEGA Master System Sep 05, 2008 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Game Boy May, 1991 33 out of 100 33


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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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