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Postal (Macintosh)

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Description

You've just gone off the deep end, and in your deeply demented mind, you've decided that this little peaceful town no longer needs peace and quiet. You gather your arsenal as you plan your next move...

"Postal" is best described as a three-quarter view isometric shooter with a disturbing theme. Instead of shooting at demons, monsters, bad guys and terrorists, your targets are typical citizens like a high school marching band, ordinary pedestrians, and even Santa Claus! You are provided with an arsenal of diverse weapons to choose from, ranging from good old fashioned guns to flame throwers.

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There are 27 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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The Press Says

Mac Game Gate 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer 1997 80 out of 100 80
Electric Playground Oct 27, 1997 6.5 out of 10 65
JeuxMac.com May, 2003 3 out of 5 60
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Aug 14, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

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In an advertising video for the game, as the main character throws a molotov cocktail into the middle of a marching band, a voice-over says; "They're out to get you... or are they? It doesn't matter!"

Controversy

This game received a lot of attention since it was released at the height of the media's crusades on violence in gaming. It was banned in over ten countries, including Australia, and the developer was allegedly sued by the US Postal Service for misappropriating the term "postal".

European version

The European release misses the executions and the "Elementary School" sequence. An official uncut patch was released by Running With Scissors on their website http://www.gopostal.com/ (under the name "Euro Violence")

German index

On June 30, 1998, Postal was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Graphics

Many people think that the game characters are sprites, but they are, in fact, flat-textured polygon models put into hand-drawn landscape. This becomes obvious if one tries to repaint them in the editor.

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Yearman (18460) added Postal (Macintosh) on Nov 12, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kasey Chang (3654)