User Reviews
Postal Mayhem

I think I finally understand the meaning of the phrase “going postal”, and this game is what finally hammered it home. A time-management game that requires you to manipulate conveyor belts so packages reach their appropriate destination, Postal Mayhem is one of those games that starts off promisingly enough, but by the end, you’re left swearing at the screen and feeling homicidal towards the notion of mail service all together.

The game is just fiendishly difficult. If the screen were bigger, it might not have been so tough, but it was really hard to see which package was which, and when you’re working under time pressure, things quickly go from bad to worse. Trying to differentiate between a light gray envelope and a light brown one on the fly is downright maddening. In general, the graphics are nice, if a little bland, and the sorting mechanism worked fine, but the packages need much more obvious design differences if the developers expect people to play this game without going blind.

Postal Mayhem

Additionally, having a few different difficulty ratings might have helped. I quickly went from, “Oh, okay, I get it. This is kinda fun,” to “OMG, where did that come from?! No, not that one! Ahhh!!!” and I’m usually not so bad at time management games. Again, the small size of the screen is a big factor in this. When you’re frantically trying to adjust several conveyor belts all at once, you really need all the wiggle room you can get, and there just isn’t a lot of it in Postal Mayhem.

A smaller annoyance, but a very obvious one, is the sound quality. The background music buzzes like a cheap synthesizer, and it has a tendency to cut out between levels. I hated the music enough to just keep it off permanently.

If you’re a die hard fan of conveyor belt games, these considerations might not be enough to turn you off of Postal Mayhem, but if you’re just a casual fan in search of a fun game, save yourself the frustration and return this one to sender.

AppSafari Rating: 2.5/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.
Download Postal Mayhem at iTunes App Store
Price: $1.99
Developer: Website
AppSafari review of Postal Mayhem was written by on April 1st, 2010 and categorized under App Store, Games, Time Management. Page viewed 4235 times, 1 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.
Sudoku Kai - free game

Leave Comment

About AppSafari

Looking for the best iPhone, iPad & iPod touch apps? Reviews of the best new iPhone apps daily since 2007. The App Store is a jungle. Go on a safari of over 7263 iPhone, iPod touch & iPad apps & discover new iOS apps.

Enter your email address:

New Apps Sent to your Mailbox

Discover AppSafari

Welcome to AppSafari. Our team loves apps and is dedicated to writing iPhone app reviews to help you find the best new & free iPhone apps in the App Store. For the latest App Store buzz check out the Trending iPhone apps updated daily with free games worth downloading. Enter our giveaway contest to win free apps every day. You can browse the site in either gallery or list layout.

Where to go from here

More from AppSafari

Got mail? Subscribe to AppSafari by Email. Watch funny and interesting iPhone Videos gathered from around the web.

© 2007-2019 All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy.
This site is not associated with Apple Inc. or its partners. iPod, iPhone, and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc.
App Screenshot loading
AppStore Read Review