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Alt names ペーパーボーイ, 페이퍼보이
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Bike / Bicycling
Publisher Mindscape, Inc.
Developer Atari, Inc.
Perspectives Isometric, 2D scrolling, Bird's-eye view
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.46 / 5 - 26 votes

Description of PaperBoy

Competent PC conversion of one of the Atari's best-known arcade games. If you were ever a paperboy when you were young, you'll know how ungrateful your customers can be.

You've got to deliver your papers to all the houses on your street by firing them into the mailboxes and avoiding people, objects and cars. You also have to make sure you don't run out of newspapers, but more can be picked up on the way. If you don't deliver newspapers to any of the houses, they'll cancel their subscription.

Paperboy is a very original game and fun to play, although it is slightly difficult, especially since the isometric view is a bit blocky in EGA graphics. The graphics are quite good for the time, though, and the animation of your bike and various obstacles is generally good. For some reason, the game has very little sound effects-- something that is one of the best aspects in the arcade original. Fortunately, gameplay is strong enough to carry the day in silence.

If you like this game, be sure to also check out the superior sequel, PaperBoy 2. Thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Grandpa Steve 1963 2021-05-22 0 point

Regarding certain comments here, like 'Retro Gamor' (sic), may I point out that both Paperboy and Paperboy 2 were ported to almost every popular format of the time - Spectrum, Amstrad, Commodore 64, Amiga, SEGA Master System and SEGA Megadrive (Genesis In the USA) to name but a few. The first release was by ATARI on an Arcade machine. So the suggestion that they were only 'SNES games' Is nonsense, The SNES version was only one of many later ports. Enjoy this game everyone and many thanks to 'My Abandonware' for giving us the opportunity to enjoy this classic!

thealamo67 2019-10-04 2 points Commodore 64 version

I've played this on many platforms, and it's a challenge on all of them. Fun game, you'll enjoy it. I'm getting this for my C64 mini at this point.

Retro Gam0r 2019-08-06 -1 point Amiga version

Huh?! I kinda don't understand anything right now. I always thought Paperboy was a (S)NES Game, but here it is, running on DOS.

It's really crazy, that the game can be found on almost every platform.

Eggyishere 2019-03-21 0 point

I remember kids playing this on tv along with other games. It's like e-sports but for arcade! The show even had a host/commentator.

timmmm 2013-07-01 -1 point DOS version

me too!

McKraken 2012-04-03 0 point DOS version

Remember playing this one on my neighbors computer as a kid :)

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