DETAILS: This game arrived in
really nice condition and the artwork
overall was in great shape, although, most
all the artwork had discolored a bit over
time as is the case with all mid-late 80's
Atari side art and overlays (see this thread
to see how the seat side art really
looked back in 1987:
APB Seat Decal / Sticker).
2009, Rich at ThisOldGame reproduced the
side art for APB and has plans to also
reproduce the control panel and marquee
overlays, as well as the seat side art.
See this thread for more details on
reproduction APB artwork:
Red and Blue Light Special.
RESTORATION: Powder coated the
pedal assembly parts, the monitor vents and
the seat stand and applied new rubber
matting and chrome t-molding to the seat, as
well as new chrome t-molding to the cabinet.
Click below for more details about the
restorative work that was done to this game:
ELECTRICAL REPAIRS/UPGRADES: Replaced the
power cord, both 60 Watt incandescent lamps
for the marquee, and the coin door reject button
lamps. Also installed a new Neotec
monitor and rebuilt the Triac pcb (most
every APB I've seen has needed a Triac pcb
rebuild in order to make the marquee
function properly. Click on the below
link for a video of how the marquee should
RESTORATION: Rebuilt the steering
assembly with a NOS steering housing, NOS
large and small Thompson bearings and a NOS
steering wheel cap. Also rebuilt the
pedal assembly (click on "APB Restoration"
above for more details).
APB was Dave
Theurer's (creator of Missile Command, I,
Robot & Tempest) last game at Atari Games.
He went on to work on the 'DeBabelizer' for
Macromedia with other Atari alumni.