User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

APB (Lynx)

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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88
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
APB is a lot of laughs to play, and it includes a load of the arcade game's sampled speech which really livens things up. Even if you weren't a fan of the coin-op, this is well worth looking up.
73
Defunct Games
It looks like the arcade game. It plays like the arcade game. What's missing? Well, for starters, the game just doesn't sound like the original game (which is a big portion of the arcade game, believe it or not). It also doesn't QUITE play like the original. Plus it seems a heck of a lot more repetitive on the Lynx than it ever did in the arcade. But I think the most baffling question of them all: Why is the game not played this the VERTICAL SCREEN? I mean, the arcade game was. What's with this WIDE screen A.P.B.? That doesn't make any sense to me. But the game plays well enough for me to recommend, even with these minor complaints. And says you're not likely to find a better adaptation of this game anywhere else, I have to say that it's well worth owning. I just wish it were better.
58
neXGam
Schade, aber der große Knüller ist P. B. nicht geworden, dazu wurde einfach zuviel Potenzial verschenkt. Gerade wer die Arcade Version kennt, wird seine Enttäuschung kaum verbergen können. Die Cart kann man sich also ansehen, muss man aber nicht...
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
A.P.B. on the Lynx isn't what I expected, but it's okay. I was looking forward to some cool scrolling and scaling, but none of it was present! the music is decent, but not spectacular. the Lynx is capable of so much more! I wish I'd see more games like Ninja Gaiden or Klax.
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Video Games
Kein Wunder, daß schon das Arcade-Original kein Kassenschlager war. Die Idee ist noch ganz nett, die spielerische Umsetzung nur mittelprächtig. Wenn man sich an den witzigen Animations-Einlagen im Comic-Stil sattgesehen und an der hervorragenden Sprachausgabe abgehört hat, ist der Polizeialltag nicht sehr spannend. Man fährt in der Weltgeschichte herum, schickt Verbrecher hinter Gittern, schnappt sich nebenbei ein paar Donuts und achtet auf den Benzinvorrat. Negativ macht sich zudem das rucklige Scrollinq bemerkbar. Es wirkt sich zwar nicht großartig auf den Spielfluß aus, sieht aber unschön aus.