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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 Watch out for the oncoming train
APB Atari ST Title screen
APB Commodore 64 That cone is begging you to arrest it
APB DOS Selecting the day you want to play, from training to busting pot-heads.

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

Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Commodore User Arcade Sep, 1987 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Zero Atari ST Nov, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Lynx Aug, 1991 700 out of 1000 70
neXGam Lynx 2003 5.8 out of 10 58
Video Games Lynx Sep, 1991 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1989 36 out of 100 36

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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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