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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 ZX Spectrum End of level delivery report
Paperboy Genesis Throw the papers at the mailbox or at the doorstep to make a successful delivery
Paperboy NES Non-customer houses are painted red
Paperboy Game Gear Title Screen

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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 (42104)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Commodore User Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Raze SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 76 out of 100 76
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) NES Jan 24, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Sega Force Game Gear Jan 11, 1993 68 out of 100 68
NES Archives NES Jul 14, 2007 B- 67
Games-X SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
1UP! SEGA Master System Sep 05, 2008 38 out of 100 38
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 33 out of 100 33
Retro Gamer Xbox 360 Mar 29, 2007 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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