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Post Master (PC DVD)

by Excalibur Publishing Ltd
Windows XP / Vista / 7
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 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: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,732 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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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7 of 7 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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6 of 6 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 1984 22 Aug. 2014
By the lambanana TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I like retro games such as Space Invaders and Paperboy. So I thought this be an updated game that'd I'd love.

The accompanying sound/soundtrack was uninteresting and uninspiring.

They seemed to have been inspired by an artist taken back in time to 1984.

Running a post office in a poorly executed fashion is not the ideal concept for a game.

No. I played it twice and won't play it again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars post master 5 Sept. 2014
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I like simulation games as I can take them into hospital with me when I have to stay; at least they keep me occupied.

The premise is basic:

- build your post office and mail delivery company; send your employees out with the mail and hope to make a profit so you can buy more post offices, delivery vans, employees of different sorts, etc.

Even though it was played on a computer that is used for games as well as work I found it slow at times.

The introduction/how-to guide at the start is interminably soul suckingly long. I believe it is too long for a child to sit though. Game players are not stupid (contrary to popular believe) and we really don’t need the minutiae of the game play spelt out for us. The maker should really take a tip from other game manufacturers and give us the basic information, in brief, with the help button if we need any further assistance.

I am not sure if it was my problem but it was a problem with the text but I found I was struggling to read the lettering and words within the long pile of text. This is one of my "better" days so I'd hate to think what it would be like on one of my not-so-good days.

There are a number of books in the game which are annoying and can (most of the time) require a restart. Things like not accepting purchases, item placements, new routes, and so on.

It reminds me of an early seems game where you set your task and then waited for something to happen:

- earthquake/fire (Sim City)
- visitors/breakage/hunger/unclean (The Sims)

The problem is that we are spoilt by the games that are available now on PC and this is very, very old school in its ideas and coding. Having said that it is still an enjoyable game and will accompany me to hospital as it requires very little in the way of brainwork or concentration - perfect if you are ill and not quite with it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dull
I am a fan of simulator games, such as Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Caesar III, Tropico and The Sims. Read more
Published 8 months ago by E. E. Hughes
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit slow
The game is ok - more fun for younger players perhaps than older - I find that too much time is spent watching and waiting for things to happen. The game is quite basic. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Socks
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
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Published 8 months ago by Jennifer
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 9 months ago by A. Miles
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 9 months 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 9 months ago by ziggy_fan
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 9 months 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 9 months ago by R
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 9 months ago by laineyf
3.0 out of 5 stars A post office tycoon game!
This is definitely the best postal business simulator out there right now. It is, of course, the only postal business simulator out there. Read more
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