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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. 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 Arcade First Boss: Freddy Freak
APB DOS My car blew up!
APB Amstrad CPC A litterbug
APB Arcade Nice work

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! Amiga Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Raze Lynx Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Lynx Aug, 1991 700 out of 1000 70
Power Play Arcade 1987 7 out of 10 70
neXGam Lynx 2003 5.8 out of 10 58
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 44 out of 100 44
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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