APB (Amiga)

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This is one of those rare recent coin-ops that concentrates more on playability than graphics, packing in lots of cartoon humour too. Thankfully most of the playability has been preserved by Domark, resulting in two superb conversions. The ability to wander around such a huge city is excellent, and if the time limit seems a little tight you can always increase it by visiting the donut shop. Similarly you can uprate your car by spending cash at the garages, though zooming around at top speed is always a bit dangerous on busy road. Both versions play very well, but the C64 game makes better use of the host machine to nab a well-deserved Sizzler.
The Games Machine (UK)
Not a lot more can be said about Officer Bob and his continual search for law and order, except that the Amiga game is at last here and looking just as good as the previous versions. The only slight difference is in the improvement of sonics over the ST, but this is only to be expected.
[Budget re-release] Initially, this game is very inviting, featuring both funny and addictive elements. But this attraction only lasts a short while, as the game soon becomes very repetitive.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Cops 'n' robbers without all the aggro, APB puts you behind the wheel of a downtown patrol car keeping the streets clean while earning enough dough for those doughnuts. Another competent Tengen conversion, APB features overhead thrills and spills with a few cartoon sequences thrown in to keep you smiling. On budget, you can do a lot worse than buy this.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Zwar ist das Ding noch nicht ganz perfekt, aber immerhin ist APB auf dem AMIGA schon spielbarer. Der scrollende Hintergrund ruckelt weiterhin vor sich hin, doch der Sound ist dafür kräftig aufgemotzt worden. Das Gameplay ist dagegen beim alten geblieben bzw. noch verbessert worden.
Power Play
Während A.P.B. in der Spielhalle für aufregende Krimi-Verfolgungsjagden sorgt, spielt sich die ST-Umsetzung zäh wie eine "Tatort"-Wiederholung. Die Steuerung mit dem Joystick ist bei weitem nicht so exakt und schnell wie beim Automaten, der ein waschechtes Lenkrad zu bieten hat. Außerdem machen bei der ST-Version spielerische Schnitzer selbst die schönste Streife zur Frustfahrt. Immer wieder rumpeln andere Autos so fix in Euer Gefährt, daß Ihr nicht rechtzeitig ausweichen könnt. Obwoal A.P.B. wegen seiner vielen Details einen gewissen Charme ausstrahlt, hatte ich wegen dieser Unfairneß bald genug von der Ganovenjagd. Ein Spiel für Joystick-Genies und Masochisten; alle anderen lassen lieber die Finger davon.