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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 NES The opening screen
Paperboy Apple II Crossing the road.
Paperboy Genesis Options screen
Paperboy BBC Micro Throwing a paper

Promo Images

Paperboy Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Paperboy Magazine Advertisement
Paperboy Magazine Advertisement

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 (39781)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
neXGam Game Gear 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Just Games Retro NES Mar 18, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
neXGam Lynx 2003 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Play Time SEGA Master System May, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 52 out of 100 52
Mean Machines NES Mar, 1991 30 out of 100 30
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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