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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 Lynx Road selection
Paperboy Commodore 64 Isn't that the guy on the motorcycle yesterday? He isn't nice this time
Paperboy Amiga Paperboy has another go at the obstacle course
Paperboy Apple II Start of the game.

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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)
Do you have what it takes to be a Paperboy? Amiga Katakis | カタキス (39492)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 16, Plus/4 Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
Defunct Games Lynx Jul 24, 2005 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox 360 Feb 14, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Color Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games Game Gear Oct, 1992 41 out of 100 41

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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
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