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Post Master (PC DVD)

by Excalibur Publishing Ltd
Windows XP / Vista / 7
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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  • Build more and better run post offices, widen your delivery territories and deal with staff
  • Buy vehicles, keep your customers happy, upgrade your post offices and introduce new services
  • Run a fast and efficient business and your customers will reward you with loyalty
  • Damage your company's profile by closing a post office or sacking a postal employee
  • Generate revenue via stamp sales, letter and parcel deliveries and beating your competitors
  • Your company expenses will include staff salaries, building rents and buying and maintaining vehicles
  • Increase your staff's morale by installing air-conditioning, buying flowers and providing free refreshments
  • Three different grades of staff: customer counter workers, mail sorters and security guards
  • The company vehicles consist of bicycles motorbikes, vans and trucks
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
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  • ASIN: B00H8J5P1U
  • Release Date: 7 Mar 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,306 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Product Description

Can you set up and run your own mail distribution business and pit your commercial brain against your competitor who will try to open more post offices, offer better services and deliver people's mail quicker and more cheaply than you can? Then welcome to Post Master! Constant customer and staff satisfaction is the key to success

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars New Game - Same Old Issues 8 Mar 2014
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Well, I've gone ahead and bought this game because I liked the premise. I like these management simulator games quite a lot, and this one seemed right up my alley. Now, I freely admit, I have not clocked up much game-time with this game, because there keeps popping up with an error message during game-play, with some kind of memory exception. You hit 'okay', and the box keeps appearing to the point you are forced to Alt-F4 out of the game.

It does auto-save each 'day', so you don't loose all that much when it happens. Its just annoying.

Beyond basic programming glitching, which is true to form for Excalibur Games, the game isn't utterly awful. That being said, its not brilliant either. Its very basic, very rudimentary, and very easy to go "Okay, done that, now what?" 99% of the game is actually sitting there watching little bikes/vans zoom around the city, doing automated tasks, and bringing in money. You need Rep Stars to actually unlock things, which you get from doing priority deliveries, being the best company of the week, and 'achievement' style missions. Again, its very repetitive, and very dull. You will spend an inordinate amount of time just watching the ticker go by.

Graphics wise, its not that advanced. They're not hideous, but they're stuck in the late 90's early 00's. Any fans of Capitalism or Industry Giant will feel a sense of de-ja-vu looking at your 'city'. The 'strategic view' is reasonably helpful, but not in any real way that can help you with strategic planning.

In terms of gameplay, what little of it I've actually done before I got fed up of the constant crashes, its not bad at all. Its certainly educational in the realms of how the Postal system works.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete Letdown 11 Mar 2014
By BeRo
I was so looking forward to this game, one of those titles that you keep an eye on the release date and get.

Unfortunately this game really disappointed me. Not so much the pathetic tutorial which was very hard to follow and required too much reading of text, or the graphics which are not very pleasing on the eyes, but the actual game mechanics were just so bizarre and very unintuitive. It made me think this game was made by a single person learning how to program a computer rather than be a realistic contender for a title that cost nearly ten quid to buy.

If you're looking for some kind of game for delivery of products, maybe a simulation of the big names like TNT, DHL or Royal Mail, or an updated version of Road to Riches, sadly this game isn't it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A post office tycoon game! 6 Aug 2014
By Mr. G. Battle VINE VOICE
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This is definitely the best postal business simulator out there right now. It is, of course, the only postal business simulator out there. Clearly, if you (or your children) have a thing for running a post office buying this is the given - for those who generally enjoy sim games and are interesting in a new additional to the library - it might be worth reading on.

This is a fairly straightforward tycoon game. Build a post office, complete with staffing choices, decisions on transport types and which facilities to purchase. You also need to consider the locale, which develops over time, and in which you can build extra postal facilities to aid your blooming empire. So, plenty of choices to keep city/business builders happy. As with most tycoon games, it is a case of rinse and repeat, with growing complexity. To aid your decision making processes there are a few basic reports and graphs providing direction.

The text used is a poor choice though, A 3d shadowed font which is tough to read has been used and I found by the end of the tutorial it was tough to concentrate. Fortunately, once the the tutorial is complete there was no further blocks of text.

Whether the game offers much longevity will be down to the interest in the source material. It's a fresh business tycoon game, which is simple to get in to, yet offering plenty of scope for expansion. Relatively simple graphics and sound don't hinder the sim and ensure great compatibility with laptops and older systems. It is also available on Steam, although this review is for the physical media version.
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By Karen Baxter VINE VOICE
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Shock and horror ... I didn't actually dislike this game! This is probably because I am in my fifties and still remember ZX spectrum games. I also find the faster paced time management games absolutely impossible to get to grips with.

I had no problems installing Post Master (PC DVD) and on my son's gaming PC it ran absolutely fine.

Now I am not saying that Post Master is a particularly exciting game, but for me it certainly has it's merits. Once I had completed the tutorial which I have to agree was unnecessarily long, I thoroughly enjoyed running my post office business and I liked the fact that the game incorporates a competitor who will try to offer a faster and cheaper delivery service. I'll admit that you have to spend an inordinately amount of time watching and waiting for deliveries to be made and mail to be collected although you can offset some of that time by planning your next strategy.

So to sum up Post Master for the PC can be enjoyable if you like slow paced relaxing gameplay, but it could be improved by removing about two thirds of the tutorial and by speeding up some of the more mundane gameplay such as delivery and collecting of mail.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well retro
An odd and rather unsettling experience, like being taken back to a time that never quite existed, this game being a slightly off -kilter attempt at the sort of empire building... Read more
Published 5 days ago by A. Miles
2.0 out of 5 stars 1984
I like retro games such as Space Invaders and Paperboy. So I thought this be an updated game that'd I'd love. Read more
Published 6 days ago by the lambanana
1.0 out of 5 stars not for me thanks!
this is cheap, this is cheerful, but its effectively useless as I CANNOT get it to work on my pc for some reason...tried several times and in the end had to give up... Read more
Published 7 days ago by S. Hammond
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't install
I don't know if it's the operating system or that there is a bug, but this game has not properly installed on my Windows 8 laptop. Read more
Published 10 days ago by maximus
4.0 out of 5 stars Post Master (PC DVD)
great little interactive game this, played it with the grand-kids but power went to 7 year old's head a bit, think he thought he was really the postmaster, anyway the object of the... Read more
Published 12 days ago by E. Dale
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun.
Not a bad little game. Gets a bit tedious after a while, but it's a great distraction. Reminds me of Sim City Societies in many ways. Well made, easy to play and fun. Read more
Published 12 days ago by RJW
3.0 out of 5 stars basic, but fun
I thought that this sounded like the perfect thing to keep my grandaughter occupied and happy. She loves to 'organise' and this sounded both entertaining and educational, so we... Read more
Published 15 days ago by laineyf
2.0 out of 5 stars nice idea, poor execution
A very average game with a very obvious Memory Exception Error bug.

Not worth writing a full review, even if I could, as it is virtually impossible to get into - I've... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ed Meister
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok in theory but....
A really very basic game that is likely to keep you entertained for an hour or two, no longer. The premiss. appeals, but the reality falls far below expectation. Read more
Published 1 month ago by I.F.Coyle
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing simulation
Disclaimer up front I love simulation games, seriously I may have a slight addiction, this one however was just dull. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lucy Hargrave
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