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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.

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.


APB DOS Caught the suspect. Now to return to the station in one piece.
APB Commodore 64 Title/Credits
APB ZX Spectrum You have to sound your siren at the cones to arrest them
APB Amstrad CPC There he is!

Alternate Titles

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

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Commodore User Arcade Sep, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Raze Lynx Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Amiga Jul, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1989 62 out of 100 62
neXGam Lynx 2003 5.8 out of 10 58
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Oct, 1991 23 out of 40 58
Video Games Lynx Sep, 1991 52 out of 100 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1989 4 out of 12 33


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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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