Mail Time from indie Kela Van Der Deijl and Freedom Games is a cozy collect-a-thon 3D platformer on PlayStation 5. Learn more about it in our Mail Time review!
Mail Time from indie Kela Van Der Deijl and Freedom Games is a cozy collect-a-thon 3D platformer on PlayStation 5. You’ll be meeting 15 different characters in a bite-sized adventure as you try to deliver a ton of letters to everyone in the neighborhood while trying to locate one individual in particular who is nowhere to be found! You’ll also be helping them find a variety of items they require, all while adding more and more mail scout badges, which are needed to complete this adventure.
The first thing you’ll have to do is customize your character. You can select pronouns and choose their hairstyle, hair color, skin tone, outfit color, backpack type, backpack color, glider style, and name. Once that’s been taken care of, you’ll be able to click on the checkmark to start on your new adventure. You’ll be inside a mail truck with a colorful mushroom top, and you will be joined by Janet, who used to take on this particular delivery route. Today will be your first solo delivery day, so you’ll have to make the most of this great opportunity!
Your first task will be to deliver the letter in your backpack to someone named Greg. This section will serve as the game’s tutorial. Before delivering the letter to Greg, you’ll have to deliver a note from Janet to a turtle that is close to the mail truck. You’ll walk around with the left analog stick and control the camera with the right one. The Circle button will be for interacting as needed. You can jump with the X button, which will help you during the platforming segments. If you keep the X button pressed, you’ll activate your glider, which will allow you to gently float down. This is a great option for clearing some longer gaps.
There are many items for you to find as you deliver the mail. You’ll have to locate a collectible bronze earth coin, a silver flower coin, a taol coin, a colorful purple grape soda bottlecap, a shiny mushroom coin, a pine brew bottlecap, a broken bottle, a dirty napkin, a crumpled soda can, a discarded battery, a rose quartz crystal, and more! Collecting all of these, as well as other stuff you’ll run into, is needed if you want to 100% the game and add another Platinum trophy to your collection.
Yes, the game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you. The list is split into 5 Bronze trophies, 12 Silver trophies, and 6 Gold trophies for you to work on. The first trophy you’ll unlock is for delivering your first piece of mail, which will happen during the starting tutorial segment. After that, there are trophies for delivering a letter within 30 seconds of receiving it, taking 15 minutes to deliver a letter, getting to know the people that live in the neighborhood, completing 10, 25, and 50 deliveries, gliding for 1, 5, and 15 minutes, finding 5, 20, and 40 trinkets, finding all rare coins, and more.
Mail Time is a cozy collect-a-thon 3D platformer on PlayStation 5. As a new mail scout in training, you’ll get to meet 20 characters who not only need to get their mail but also need some help with their personal lives. It offers a bite-sized experience that should take you 3-4 hours to complete at most, depending on how many items you find during your mail delivery runs, to reduce backtracking. Mail Time is out on PlayStation 5 with a $19.99 asking price. There’s also a PlayStation 4 version available for the same price as a separate purchase.
This Mail Time review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Freedom Games.