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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 The end of level obstacle course
Paperboy ZX Spectrum Title screen
Paperboy ZX Spectrum Cause destruction of non customer houses for bonus points
Paperboy ZX Spectrum Non customers have dark colored houses

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Nov, 1989 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
Crash! Sep, 1986 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gamer Nov, 1986 16 out of 20 80
Your Sinclair Dec, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Crash! Nov, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Happy Computer Dec, 1986 67 out of 100 67


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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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