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APB (Lynx)

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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.

Screenshots

APB Lynx In-game shot of level two.  Note the purple car going by -- remember kids, purple = perpetrator!  "Purp", get it?
APB Lynx Introduction screen
APB Lynx Your quotas for the day
APB Lynx Starting task

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Raze Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Defunct Games Jun 26, 2004 73 out of 100 73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1991 700 out of 1000 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1991 5.75 out of 10 58
neXGam 2003 5.8 out of 10 58
Video Games Sep, 1991 52 out of 100 52

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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.
Jeremy Johnson (639) added APB (Lynx) on Oct 11, 2002
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