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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. 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 Nice work
APB Amstrad CPC A litterbug
APB Amiga Title Screen
APB Amstrad CPC Let's take a detour

Promo Images

APB Concept Art Photo of the artwork.
APB Magazine Advertisement Page 29

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! (Italy) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 44 out of 100 44
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1989 5.2 out of 12 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 4.6 out of 12 38
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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