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Paperboy
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Game Gear
Tengen,
Sega Master System
U.S. Gold
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: Atari Games
Developer(s) of original games: Atari Games
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
1992-06-26 ¥6,800 T-48043
Sega Mega Drive
US
1992-02[1] $54.95[1] 301029-0150
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1992-01 £39.99[2] 301029-0170


Sega Master System
US
$? 5121
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[3] 25008-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F 25008-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 25008-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 25008-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? 25008-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Sega Game Gear
US
$? 301029-0161
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99[6] T-48028-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-48028-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-48028-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-48028-50



Paperboy (ペーパーボーイ) is an arcade game developed by Atari Games which was ported to variety of systems since its initial release in 1984, including the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and the Sega Game Gear. The Mega Drive and Game Gear ports were handled by Tengen, while the Master System version was handled by U.S. Gold.

The Master System version of Paperboy was the first game for the console to be developed in the United Kingdom.

Paperboy was followed by Paperboy 2.

Magazine articles

Main article: Paperboy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SegaVisions US 02.pdfSegaVisions US 02.pdf

Master System print advert in














Sega Visions (US) #2: "October/November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • GamePro (US) #18: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)[7]













  • GamePro (US) #20: "March 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[8]

SegaVisions US 04.pdfSegaVisions US 04.pdf

Master System print advert in














Sega Visions (US) #4: "April/May 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Sega Visions (US) #5: "Summer 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[9]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[10]

SegaVisions US 06.pdf

Master System print advert in














Sega Visions (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

SegaPower UK 13.pdf

Master System print advert in














Sega Power (UK) #13: "December 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #109: "December 1990" (1990-11-16)[11]













  • Sega Power (UK) #14: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)[12]













  • Raze (UK) #3: "January 1991" (1990-11-29)[13]

ConsolesPlus FR 001.pdf

Master System print advert in














Consoles + (FR) #1: "Septembre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Joystick (FR) #20: "Octobre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[14]

CVG UK 121.pdf

Master System print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #121: "December 1991" (1991-11-15)

Gamers DE 1992-01.pdf

Master System print advert in














Gamers (DE) #1/92: "Februar/März 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

SegaVisions US 07.pdfSegaVisions US 07.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














Sega Visions (US) #7: "Winter 1991/1992" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • GamePro (US) 16-bit Video Gaming: "February 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[15]

GameInformer US 003.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














Game Informer (US) #3: "January/February 1992" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • GamePro (US) #31: "February 1992" (199x-xx-xx)[16]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #32: "March 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[17]

CVG UK 125.pdfCVG UK 125.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #125: "April 1992" (1992-03-15)

CVG UK 130.pdfCVG UK 130.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #130: "September 1992" (1992-08-15)

GamePro US 034.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














GamePro (US) #34: "May 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

ConsolesPlus FR 017.pdfConsolesPlus FR 017.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














Consoles + (FR) #17: "Février 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

CVG UK 131.pdfCVG UK 131.pdf

Game Gear print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #131: "October 1992" (1992-09-15)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
62 №7, p68-70[20]
80 №32, p46[1]
76 №10, p54/55[21]
60 №8, p88/89[22]
52 №5, p93
70 №2, p26/27[23]
72 №17, p100-102[24]
72 №1, p140[25]
55 №21, p104[26]
58 №30, p36/37
80 №4, p48/49[27]
80 №18, p66
50 №1, p88[28]
79 №5, p54/55[29]
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Paperboy MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Paperboy MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)

Paperboy MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Paperboy MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Paperboy MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Paperboy MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Paperboy MD JP CartTop.jpg
Paperboy MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Paperboy MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №3, p28/29
88 №4, p103[30]
88 №110, p111[31]
88 №1, p41[32]
81 №1, p148Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[33]
60 №0, p17[34]
87 №1, p82[35]
87
75 №15, p113[36]
70 №2/40
85 №1, p54-56[37]
89 №1, p135[38]
86 №8, p37[39]
76 №3, p47[3]
84 №14, p30/31[40]
80 №23, p58
83 №5, p20[41]
83 №16, p87
Sega Master System
82
Based on
18 reviews

Master System, US
Paperboy SMS US Box.jpg
Cover
Paperboy SMS US Cart.jpg
Cart
Paperboy sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
Paperboy SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Paperboy SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
Paperboy SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR (cardboard)
Paperboy SMS BR Box Cardboard Back.jpgNospine.pngPaperboy SMS BR Box Cardboard.jpg
Cover
Paperboy SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Paperboy SMS BR Manual Cardboard.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
Paperboy SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
Paperboy SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Paperboy SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №132 (Go!), p22/23[6]
68 №11, p64/65
80 №13, p146
45 №25, p130[42]
79 №10, p42[43]
68 №1/93, p21[44]
76 №9, p74[45]
Sega Game Gear
71
Based on
7 reviews

Game Gear, US
Paperboy GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPaperboy GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Paperboy GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Paperboy GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
Paperboy GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPaperboy GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Paperboy GG EU cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 032.pdf, page 48
  2. File:SegaForce UK 05.pdf, page 55
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 47
  4. File:Supergame BR 02.pdf, page 26
  5. File:GamePro US 036.pdf, page 90
  6. 6.0 6.1 File:Go UK 13.pdf, page 22
  7. File:GamePro US 018.pdf, page 44
  8. File:GamePro US 020.pdf, page 22
  9. File:SegaVisions US 05.pdf, page 10
  10. File:EGM US 027.pdf, page 142
  11. File:CVG UK 109.pdf, page 119
  12. File:SegaPower UK 14.pdf, page 52
  13. File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 23
  14. File:Joystick FR 020.pdf, page 137
  15. File:16BitVideoGaming US.pdf, page 46
  16. File:GamePro US 031.pdf, page 59
  17. File:EGM US 032.pdf, page 141
  18. File:SegaVisions US 08.pdf, page 55
  19. File:MegaForce FR 14.pdf, page 2
  20. File:ConsolesPlus FR 007.pdf, page 68
  21. File:HobbyConsolas ES 010.pdf, page 54
  22. File:Joypad FR 008.pdf, page 88
  23. File:MegaTech UK 02.pdf, page 26
  24. File:MeanMachines UK 17.pdf, page 100
  25. File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 140
  26. File:PlayerOne FR 021.pdf, page 100
  27. File:SegaPro UK 04.pdf, page 48
  28. File:SegaForceMega UK 01.pdf, page 88
  29. File:SegaForce UK 05.pdf, page 54
  30. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 103
  31. File:CVG UK 110.pdf, page 111
  32. File:CVG IT 01.pdf, page 41
  33. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 148
  34. File:GamesX UK 00.pdf, page 17
  35. File:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf, page 74
  36. File:Joystick FR 015.pdf, page 113
  37. File:MeanMachines UK 01.pdf, page 54
  38. File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 135
  39. File:PlayerOne FR 008.pdf, page 33
  40. File:SegaPower UK 14.pdf, page 30
  41. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 20
  42. File:PlayerOne FR 025.pdf, page 126
  43. File:SegaPro UK 10.pdf, page 42
  44. File:SegaForce SE 1993 01.pdf, page 21
  45. File:SegaForce UK 09.pdf, page 74