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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 Atari ST That went well!
APB ZX Spectrum Loading Screen
APB DOS Caught the suspect. Now to return to the station in one piece.
APB Arcade High Scores.

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

Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 93 out of 100 93
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
The One Atari ST Oct, 1989 73 out of 100 73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Lynx Aug, 1991 700 out of 1000 70
Video Games Lynx Sep, 1991 52 out of 100 52
Play Time Lynx Nov, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 44 out of 100 44
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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