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Intro of the game
Game No. 103
Voting 6.50 points, 6 votes
Company Tikkurila Oy
Publisher Chart Top Design
Musician T. Pellinen
HVSC-File GAMES/M-R/Painterboy.sid
Release 1986
Platform C64
Genre Action
Gamemode Single player
Operation Icon Port2.pngJoystick
Media Datassette Diskette
Language Language Finnish

Description[edit | edit source]

Painterboy is a promotional game for the Finnish company Tikkurila, which is a well known paint and varnish brand in Nordic countries, with the game being one of the first adventure games ever. The game is based on the '80s Finnish TV and radio commercial "Dad and Son". The goal of the game is to complete different painting jobs for customers. The game has three main phases:

  • First select the correct Tikkurila's paint.
  • Drive to the correct destination.
  • Lastly, paint a building and drive back to the starting location to get another task.


Selecting the correct paint for the next job is the key to success. After selecting paint the next task is the so-called driving mode where you navigate using the compass to the correct location, while avoiding getting run over by a train, hitting buildings or driving off the road. The target building shows up in the game map, highlighted with Tikkurila's logo. Once you have arrived at your destination it's time to paint the various sections in the current building. The player must avoid painting anything that shouldn't be painted, such as dogs, birds, the dad, and the girl next door. After completing a painting task or accidentally painting any undesired objects it's time to navigate back to the starting point to receive another task.

Design[edit | edit source]

Collection of Levels.

Music and some slight effects are simple but quite apposite. There is also small finnish word sample: "Poika"! which is in english: "Son"! or "Hey Boy"!

Hints[edit | edit source]


The game is only operated by joystick in port 2:

Car control in driving mode
  • Joystick forwards: Accelerate.
  • Joystick backwards: Brake.
  • Joystick left: Left.
  • Joystick right: Right.

Character control in painting mode
  • Joystick left: Left.
  • Joystick right: Right.
  • Joystick forwards: Up.
  • Joystick backwards: Down.
  • press fire button: Paint.

  • Choosing the right color paint: 5000
  • Arriving at destination/customer: 1275
  • Each painted tape pieces: 300

Solution[edit | edit source]

Correct paints to use
  • Rautatieasema: Pikateho
  • Omakotitalo: Vinha
  • Kartano: Tehoöljymaali
  • Kerrostalo: Yki-yki
  • Rantasauna: Valtti Color Extra
  • Varastorakennus: Valtti Color Extra
  • Lentoasema: Yki-Yki
  • Kauppa: Pikateho
  • Kirkko: Tehoöljymaali

Cheats[edit | edit source]

There are no cheats known!

Voting[edit | edit source]

Voting of the C64-Wiki-User (10=the best vote):
6.50 points at 6 votes (rank 649).
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C64Games 3 13. February 2020 - "text-note" 19.984 downs
Lemon64 7.9 13. February 2020 - 16 votes

Reviews[edit | edit source]

fmatic: "Painterboy is a funny and entertaining game. Hard enough and driving to next destination is quite complicate but not impossible".

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]



Highscore[edit | edit source]

Topscore of Ivanpaduano
  1. Ivanpaduano - 11.775 (21.06.2019)
  2. Nobody - 0 (
  3. Nobody - 0 (

#2 Nobody #3 Nobody
#2 Nobody #3 Nobody

Links[edit | edit source]

WP-W11.png Wikipedia: Painterboy