Released in 1987 using Sierra’s Adventure Game Interpreter parser engine, Police Quest cast the player as Sonny Bonds, a 15 year veteran police officer in the fictional town of Lytton, California. Assigned to traffic duty, Sonny investigates what appears to be a simple car crash but turns out to be a homicide. Sonny continues to give a traffic violation citation, single-handedly face a tough gang of drunken bikers, and make a DUI arrest. As the game progresses, he goes from patrol to temporary narcotics detective and finally undercover, tracking “The Death Angel”, a murderous drug dealer named Jessie Bains. Sonny is assisted by “Sweet Cheeks” Marie, his former high school sweetheart who is now working as a prostitute.
The game is the most realistic of those developed by Sierra in the late 1980s when compared to Leisure Suit Larry, King’s Quest, or Space Quest, and featured many puzzles where proper police procedure is required to succeed. It was released for the IBM PC, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST and Apple IIGS. A SCI1.1 enhanced remake in 256 color VGA was released in 1992, which was also the first game released in the series not to feature dead ends.


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