Australian Council on Children and the Media

Postman Pat: Special Delivery - P2 Games Limited

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This educational app is based on the UK children’s TV series Postman Pat. There are eight postal delivery themed games to choose from. Suitable for children aged 4+

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Postman Pat: Special Delivery was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 10 August 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Postman Pat: Special Delivery
Developed by: P2 Games Limited
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Suitable for children aged 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Postman Pat: Special Delivery contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The reviewer completed all available levels.

App description

There eight games available in this app including sorting farm animals for Farmer Thompson, delivering mail in Postman Pat’s van, making special deliveries in Postman Pat’s helicopter, directing postal trains at the local Railway Station, giving presents out at a party, sorting mail and parcels at the Post Office, and fixing Postman Pat’s van at Ted Glen’s Garage. In each game the player is required to sort, match and count a variety of shapes, objects and colours. With most of the games the player works against a clock and receive a stamp, or a green light when they complete the task correctly. There are three levels to choose from including easy, normal and hard. 

Reviewers comments

Written instructions for each game are given in the opening screen and fine motor skills are required to either swipe, hold down, or tap the screen to move either a vehicle or object through the activity. Problem solving skills are also required because each game poses a challenge. An example of this is in the ‘Whose parcel?’ game where the player has to sort parcels to match a specific character ie. the bone matches the dog, the spanner matches the mechanic etc.

There is a ‘grown ups’ section on the initial screen. To enter this section the player has to swipe the screen with two fingers. At the time of review the links in this section ‘Learn more’, ‘Privacy Policy’ and ‘Rate this App’ were unavailable.

In App purchasing

None.

Online information

None.

Gambling

None.

Advertising and product placement

None.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

Other

None.

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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