APB Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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Crash! (Sep, 1989)
A.P.B. is an excellent conversion, it's fast and addictive, the scrolling is very quick, and the inbetween sequences are amusing and colourful. This is arguably one of the best Spectrum arcade conversion I've seen. A must buy!
Monochromatic sprites whizz smoothly along the highway and the urge to capture baddies is compelling. Of the two versions reviewed here we feel the Spectrum game makes better use of the computer's capabilities, thus the slightly higher score.
Beginning with the arrest of the odd reckless driver, you progress to more dangerous felons. APB was a smash in the arcades, mainly due to the extensive use of humorous, cartoon graphics. These have been quite successfully carried over to the Spectrum version, making APB a jolly little title to have in your budget collection.
Your Sinclair (Oct, 1989)
Basically, what it all boils down to is a heavily spiced-up version of Spy Hunter (whaddya mean, you don't remember it?). Apart from some rather spiffy little cartoon touches in between levels - the Sarge breathing fire at you, for instance - the graphics aren't really anything to write home about. But who cares when the gameplay's there?
This version is still highly playable however, and if you are a Spectrum owner who liked the arcade original then you can probably live with the inadequate graphics. I can't it keeping anybody's interest for long enough.
An over-sensitive control method and erratic car speed makes this very frustrating to play. One for ardent APB fans only.
Power Play (Dec, 1989)
Während A.P.B. in der Spielhalle für aufregende Krimi-Verfolgungsjagden sorgt, spielt sich die ST-Umsetzung zäh wie eine "Tatort"-Wiederholung. Die Steuerung mit dem Joystick ist bei weitem nicht so exakt und schnell wie beim Automaten, der ein waschechtes Lenkrad zu bieten hat. Außerdem machen bei der ST-Version spielerische Schnitzer selbst die schönste Streife zur Frustfahrt. Immer wieder rumpeln andere Autos so fix in Euer Gefährt, daß Ihr nicht rechtzeitig ausweichen könnt. Obwoal A.P.B. wegen seiner vielen Details einen gewissen Charme ausstrahlt, hatte ich wegen dieser Unfairneß bald genug von der Ganovenjagd. Ein Spiel für Joystick-Genies und Masochisten; alle anderen lassen lieber die Finger davon.