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Postman Pat 3

• Publisher: Alternative
• Developer:
Unknown
Release Date: 1992
Code: James MacDonald

GFX: Andrew McCarthy
Music: Dave Lowe

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 43%
Our Game Rating: 78%
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> POSTMAN PAT 3 by Alternative Software


• Completed by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins

Postman Pat III by Alternative is the last of the Pat Trilogy of games. This one is a Paperboy style game where you drive your van up the screen delivering directories to the townsfolk. This is because Pat's mate Delivery Man Dan is too ill and is unable to complete his rounds.

Playing the game is quite simple but not very exciting. You will need to avoid obstacles and other vehicles in order to reach the end of each course each day. Completing the week means beating the game.

Graphically the game is very colourful with chunky Amstrad-esque graphics and movement.

It's not a bad game but not one that I'll want to play again. It's a huge rip off of an arcade game that we've all seen before...


Pat has completed his final task...


...and slows down.


The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:

  • Neil: I played it until I reached the end. I had to save my position a few times.
     
  • Vinny: I cheated too - but I started the game and froze it with my Action Replay Cartridge, went to MONITOR, and changed location $0063 to $04 and then typed 'G 10A8' - which is where the game ending sequence begins ;-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The final screen shows the Postman Pat III logo and a short message underneath it. The message reads 'WELL DONE PAT... YOU'VE LASTED THE WEEK AND SAVED DAN'S JOB FOR WHEN HE GETS BACK'.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: The last of series with an equally appalling ending. Definitely one to avoid. 1/10.
     
  • Vinny: Yet another boring Postman Pat game ending! This one gets a 0.5/10 from me!
  • Andy Vaisey: I didn't even know that so many Pat games where released! At least it didn't get to 'Pat X - Postman Gets an Upgrade' or some other nonsense.

    What's going on in the status panel? Has Pat dislocated his shoulder or something?

    Sadly, this game and ending is just as bad as the others in the series, with an extra slap in the face of using the standard ROM font in the well done message at the end.
  • Andrew Fisher: Telegram for Alternative. Stop. Stop making Postman Pat games with bad endings. Stop.

FINAL SAY: The third Pat game, the third crappy ending.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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