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Postman Pat

• Publisher: Alternative
• Developer:
Enigma Vari.
Release Date: 1988
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Barry Leitch

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 60%
Our Game Rating: 76%
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> POSTMAN PAT by Alternative Software


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Postman Pat by Alternative is the first of three games starring the famous kids TV character. # Everybody knows his bright red van #...

In this game I hate his bright red van. It handles like a shopping trolley and skids around on contact with cyclists or puddles. The control method is really horrible and no matter how much you think you have the hang of it, you'll soon end up smashed into a wall if you lose a moments concentration. I found driving backwards everywhere made the game much easier.

The aim of the game is to guide Pat around the village, delivering parcels and letters to the villagers. You need to return to the post office between deliveries to get the next item and have a cup of tea. You also get other special tasks from friends when you deliver to them, which include rounding up lost sheep and collection of a friend's prescription.

The graphics are average and game play is very tricky, so I can't see youngsters getting very far in this one. I also don't recommend playing this one with your kids as you will be swearing at the screen quite a bit...


Looks like Pat's going to get a cuppa...


...good ol' Pat.


The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I played it, swore a lot and resisted the urge to hit the screen many times.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: After Pat has had his final cup of tea, the words 'FINISHED DELIVERIES' scrolls across the top of the screen. Unfortunately, the deliveries then restart and Pat has to go out and do it all again.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: The ending is a huge let down after a hard days graft around the village. I think the villagers are really taking the mick out of this Pat bloke. 1/10.
     
  • Vinny: Oh dear me... what a dire game ending. Postman Pratt. 0.5/10 from me!
  • Brendan Phoenix: What do you call Postman Pat when he retires.....Pat. Boom Boom

    Nearly - but not as - bad as this ending!
  • Gaz Spence: I read Neil's comment about it being easier driving backwards - isn't that that Postmen do anyway? I used to watch Postman Pratt back in the day and even then found it pretty twee and used to hate his cat Jess. The game and ending doesn't endear it to me any more.
  • Andy Vaisey: The ending is a bit like the postal service around where I live. Crap.
  • Andrew Fisher: This ending does not deliver any satisfaction, it's the final stamp marking a disappointing game.

FINAL SAY: All that work for that! Gutted.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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