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Paperboy (NES)

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Title Screen


Developer: Eastridge Technology
Publishers: Mindscape (US/EU), Altron (JP)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: January 30, 1991
Released in US: December 1988
Released in EU: October 26, 1990

RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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Unused graphics for several cut enemies from the arcade version. (Thief, shopping cart lady, street brawlers, etc.)

The NES port of one boy's journey to deliver newspapers. Hope you don't bust any windows while taking down those thieves. Well known for being the first NES game fully developed in the United States.

Regional Differences

US Japan
PaperboyNESDailySunUSA.png PaperboyNESDailySunJapanese.png

The paperboy on the title screen Daily Sun was given a cartoonish look for the Japanese release. The typeface was also changed.

US Japan
PaperboyNESTitleUSA.png PaperboyNESTitleScreenJapanese.png

The title screen was also given a facelift for the Japanese version.

US Japan
PaperboyNES-TopTen-INT.png PaperboyNES-TopTen-JP.png

The default high score table was slightly revamped. The names were changed and the scores were greatly increased.

US Japan
PaperboyNES-Finish-INT.png PaperboyNES-Finish-JP.png

The rightmost person on the bleachers at the end of the Training Course was recolored. His skin no longer blends into the seat, making him appear headless. Also, the gray color used in the backgrounds was darkened a barely-discernible amount.

Additionally, newspapers can only be thrown with A in the Japanese version, while the international versions let you use A or B. However, the Japanese version lets you skip cutscenes with B.