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A. P. B.

Released in 1987

Developer: Atari
Manufacturer: Atari
Distributor: Atari

**** (2 total votes)

A. P. B. marquee
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Game Summary

Overhead driving game. Catch criminals, force confessions, eat doughnuts, avoid demerits, meet quotas. (No, it's not a sim, even if it sounds that way.)

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

T11 cpu @ 10 Mhz
M6502 cpu @ 1 Mhz
YM-2151 audio @ 3 Mhz
Pokey audio @ 1 Mhz
Pokey audio @ 1 Mhz
TMS5520 audio

Mame ROMs

apb, APB (set 1)
apb2, APB (set 2)

Game Details

This game combined a number of elements of law enforcement. You were given a main criminal target at the start of a board. Along the way you had to issue various tickets to meet daily quotas. There was a time limit which could be extended by eating donuts. Once you succeeded in bringing the level's criminal back to the station, you had to badger a confession out of him. Failure to meet quotas or obtain a confession resulted in being chewed out by the captain. Unlike other games with a steering wheel, the buttons were located on the cabinet rather than the wheel (like Spy Hunter or Road Blasters), making the stand-up version rather difficult as you had to fight to maintain your personal balance as one hand would have to leave the wheel to shoot the gun or sound the siren.

A. P. B. control panel
control panel

A. P. B. cabinet photo
cabinet photo
A. P. B. title screen
title screen
A. P. B. gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
A. P. B. promotional flyer
promotional flyer

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APB Flyer: 1 FrontAPB Flyer: 2 Back Member Ratings / Comments

**** by kk. Comment: "Ahead of its time." 2012-09-19 23:55:27Z

**** by Stubby_Stan. Comment: "I absolutely loved this game. There hasn't been another game like it since! It was incredibly difficult and I always seem to find an arcade that had it when I had 2 bucks on me, never finished it. Need to find another one!" 2003-03-29 13:04:41Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 8/15/1999 12:01:30 AM