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Let's Compare - APB
« on: October 10, 2015, 04:32:16 AM »
APB ("All Points Bulletin") is a 1987 arcade video game by Atari Games. In the game, the player assumes the role of "Officer Bob," a rookie police officer. As Bob, players drive around the city, ticketing motorists for minor infractions and pulling over more serious offenders. Eventually, players must apprehend criminals for which an all points bulletin has been called.

The game was noted at the time of release for its presentation. The arcade cabinet was created to look like a police car, with a gas pedal, steering wheel and a siren button, complete with flashing lights atop the unit. The game's cartoonish visuals and sense of humor gained it positive reviews. However, the game was slightly criticized for its difficulty; the game's developers later admitted that a long development cycle had resulted in the gameplay growing more complicated than originally planned.

Versions of the game were released for various computer systems, as well as the handheld Atari Lynx. An emulated version of the game was made available as part of Midway Arcade Treasures 2, Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition, and Midway Arcade Origins.

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Re: Let's Compare - APB
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 14:37:59 PM »
I loved the Lynx version and still do, the arcade version never really appealed to me as it seemed a game you needed more time to play than a few coins would offer..

Is it me or does the Atari ST version look better than the Amiga version?
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Re: Let's Compare - APB
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 02:23:56 AM »
Here is a different video looking at A.P.B.


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Re: Let's Compare - APB
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 14:26:47 PM »
Thank you, TrekMD. Always enjoy your Lets Compare thread. Never took notice of APB. Cool looking game.

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Re: Let's Compare - APB
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 15:04:53 PM »
Glad you enjoy these! 

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Re: Let's Compare - APB
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 15:27:56 PM »
Reminds me so much of Pie Hunter, a little Teen Titans Go humor.  ;D I mean Spy Hunter.