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































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-48043
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.95[1] 301029-0150
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[2]More...[3] 301029-0170
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 301029-0170
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 301029-0170
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 301029-0170
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJ-301029-0170
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM4053JT



Sega Master System
US
$? 5121
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[5]More...[6] 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[9] 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
Sega Game Gear
IT
T-48028-50




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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

Main article: Paperboy/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №1992-07, p32[10]
69 №, p84[11]
62 №7, p68-70[12]
80 №32, p46[1]
60 №1992-07, p38
76 №10, p54/55[13]
60 №8, p88/89[14]
52 №5, p93
70 №2, p26/27[15]
72 №17, p100-102[16]
72 №1, p140[17]
55 №21, p104[18]
58 №30, p36/37
80 №4, p48/49[19]
80 №18, p66
50 №1, p88[20]
79 №5, p54/55[21]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
17 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
Paperboy MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
Paperboy MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, KR
Paperboy MD KR Box.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №3, p28/29
88 №4, p103[22]
88 №110, p111[23]
88 №1, p41[24]
81 №1, p148Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[25]
60 №0, p17[26]
87 №1, p82[27]
87
75 №15, p113[28]
70 №2/40
85 №1, p54-56[29]
89 №1, p135[30]
86 №8, p37[31]
76 №3, p47[5]
84 №14, p30/31[32]
80 №23, p58
83 №5, p20[33]
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
Paperboy SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
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[9]
68 №11, p64/65
80 №13, p146
45 №25, p130[34]
79 №10, p42[35]
68 №1/93, p21[36]
76 №9, p74[37]
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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 294E0759
MD5 A0A053017D9CAE9DD8CE8676355B16B9
SHA-1 E91DAE35A3CA3A475E30B7863C03375D656EC734
128kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 327A0B4C
MD5 9B694D765038FFB87B36174412452588
SHA-1 736718EFAB4737EBF9D06221AC35FA2FCC4593CE
128kB Cartridge (US)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 F54B6803
MD5 60E9482350815E3BE5ADC2A59234F05A
SHA-1 B1F81F9E2B7197B2FA1475B9CD422479780EF7F2
128kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 032.pdf, page 48
  2. File:MeanMachines UK 17.pdf, page 102
  3. Sega Power, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-02), page 36
  4. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 47
  6. Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-xx-xx), page 56
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  8. File:GamePro US 036.pdf, page 90
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  10. File:BeepMD_JP_1992-07.pdf, page 34
  11. File:SSM_JP_19950901_1995-09.pdf, page 86
  12. File:ConsolesPlus FR 007.pdf, page 68
  13. File:HobbyConsolas ES 010.pdf, page 54
  14. File:Joypad FR 008.pdf, page 88
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  16. File:MeanMachines UK 17.pdf, page 100
  17. File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 140
  18. File:PlayerOne FR 021.pdf, page 100
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  20. File:SegaForceMega UK 01.pdf, page 88
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  22. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 103
  23. File:CVG UK 110.pdf, page 111
  24. File:CVG IT 01.pdf, page 41
  25. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 148
  26. File:GamesX UK 00.pdf, page 17
  27. File:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf, page 74
  28. File:Joystick FR 015.pdf, page 113
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  30. File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 135
  31. File:PlayerOne FR 008.pdf, page 33
  32. File:SegaPower UK 14.pdf, page 30
  33. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 20
  34. File:PlayerOne FR 025.pdf, page 126
  35. File:SegaPro UK 10.pdf, page 42
  36. File:SegaForce SE 1993 01.pdf, page 21
  37. File:SegaForce UK 09.pdf, page 74