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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 Commodore 64 Objective accomplished
APB Commodore 64 Watch out for the oncoming train
APB DOS Beginning a level. (Hercules Monochrome)
APB Atari ST You can't do this to me! I'm a police officer!

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Alternate Titles

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

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Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Amiga Jul, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Zero Atari ST Nov, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Arcade 1987 7 out of 10 70
neXGam Lynx 2003 5.8 out of 10 58
Video Games Lynx Sep, 1991 52 out of 100 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 4.6 out of 12 38
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1989 36 out of 100 36


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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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