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Description

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.

Screenshots

Paperboy ZX Spectrum Cause destruction of non customer houses for bonus points
Paperboy Apple II Crossing the road.
Paperboy Commodore 64 Paperboy gets fired from his job
Paperboy Arcade Your customers.

Promo Images

Paperboy Magazine Advertisement
Paperboy Magazine Advertisement
Paperboy Magazine Advertisement
Paperboy Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

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 (42933)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 16, Plus/4 Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) Lynx Dec, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Joystick (French) SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
IGN Lynx Jul 06, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Mean Machines Game Boy Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Nov, 1990 8 out of 12 67
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 59 out of 100 59
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

Forums

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Trivia

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.

Cover

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.

Sales

Elite's home computer versions sold more copies when re-released on the Encore budget label than they did when released at full price.

Awards

  • British Software Industry
    • 1986 - Game of the Year
Information also contributed by M4R14N0 and Martin Smith

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