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Description

You are police officer Bob, whose aim is to apprehend a certain quota of criminals (litterbugs, speeders and the like) each day. This is done by chasing them and sounding your siren at them - in some cases they will need ramming off the road. There are also hardened criminals to catch - if you can get one of these to confess, your day's work is considered done. Bonuses are awarded for achieving a 'perfect day' and for each arrest additional to the quota. Each day has a time limit but this can be extended by collecting donuts.

The game's action is presented with an overhead view of your squad car. Car upgrades are available, to be brought from your reward money. You earn Demerits by crashing, wrongly arresting innocents, or failing to meet your quota. Too many demerits and it is game over.

Screenshots

APB Commodore 64 Day Selection
APB Amstrad CPC Train passing by
APB Lynx My name is Officer Bob and you'd better not wear it out
APB Atari ST Arrest training

Promo Images

APB Concept Art Photo of the artwork.

Alternate Titles

  • "שוטרים וגנבים" -- Alternate hebrew title
  • "APB: All-Points Bulletin" -- Alternate title
  • "A.P.B." -- Lynx title

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Zero Atari ST Nov, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Lynx Aug, 1991 700 out of 1000 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Oct, 1991 23 out of 40 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 4.6 out of 12 38
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1989 36 out of 100 36
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1989 36 out of 100 36
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1989 4 out of 12 33

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of APB appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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