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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 Commodore 64 Day Objective
APB Lynx My name is Officer Bob and you'd better not wear it out
APB Amstrad CPC Using your siren
APB Lynx In-game shot of level two.  Note the purple car going by -- remember kids, purple = perpetrator!  "Purp", get it?

Promo Images

APB Concept Art Photo of the artwork.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Amiga Jul, 1991 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1989 78 out of 100 78
neXGam Lynx 2003 5.8 out of 10 58
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Oct, 1991 23 out of 40 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1989 5.2 out of 12 43
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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