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APB (DOS)

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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.

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.

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APB DOS Mission briefing
APB DOS Driving around, day 1. (CGA)
APB DOS Crossing over to bust litter-bugs and drug dealers.
APB DOS Selecting the day you want to play, from training to busting pot-heads.

Alternate Titles

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

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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.
Servo (55830) added APB (DOS) on Aug 19, 2001
Other platforms contributed by FatherJack (49432), Neepie Lantern (482), Kabushi (125213), Martin Smith (63136), Jeremy Johnson (638) and *Katakis* (37823)