History YMMV / PoliceQuest

20th Apr '17 11:30:54 PM Kadorhal
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* BreatherLevel: After a tough training level in 'SWAT 2'' and several call outs including one based on the North Hollywood shoot out your element is called out to a airport sniper. Hands down the easiest level in the game, the most difficult part is trying to apprehend the woman who is with the sniper, or whether or not to authorize paying a ransom. Arresting the sniper and clearing the level without a shot fired and top marks is EasierThanEasy.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In ''[=PQ2=]'' when you hit pause you get a screen saying that every cop needs a break now and then. The unpause option on the screen? The words: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_roll Let's roll]]!" It doesn't seem like much until you happen to pause the game as you try to defeat the terrorists on the airplane.
* GameBreaker / GoodBadBugs: Selling the sidearms of your unused team members in ''SWAT 2'' will solve all your financial problems.
** A minor [[GoodBadBugs Good Bad Bug]] in the original game means it's possible to score 246 out of 245.
** In PQI VGA (this probably depends on the version), when you get into a car accident, the game informes you that you died, but instead of a game over, the game rewinds about a dozen seconds prior to the crash.
** In SWAT 4, you can get penalized for shooting suspects (depending on the circumstance). Your AI partners and snipers ''don't!''

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* BreatherLevel: After a tough training level in 'SWAT ''SWAT 2'' and several call outs including one based on the North Hollywood shoot out your element is called out to a airport sniper. Hands down the easiest level in the game, the most difficult part is trying to apprehend the woman who is with the sniper, or whether or not to authorize paying a ransom. Arresting the sniper and clearing the level without a shot fired and top marks is EasierThanEasy.
EasierThanEasy. Might be why the opening level to [[VideoGame/SWAT3 its FPS sequel]] is more or less an exact rehash of this one.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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In ''[=PQ2=]'' when you hit pause you get a screen saying that every cop needs a break now and then. The unpause option on the screen? The words: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_roll Let's roll]]!" It doesn't seem like much until you happen to pause the game as you try to defeat the terrorists on the airplane.
** The below bug about selling off sidearms to make a profit became a different sort of humorous when the Los Angeles SWAT team got caught doing exactly that around 2010.
* GameBreaker / GoodBadBugs: GoodBadBugs:
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Selling the sidearms of your unused team members in ''SWAT 2'' will solve all your financial problems.
** A minor [[GoodBadBugs Good Bad Bug]] bug in the original game means it's possible to score 246 out of 245.
** In PQI VGA (this probably depends on the version), when you get into a car accident, the game informes informs you that you died, but instead of a game over, the game rewinds about a dozen seconds prior to the crash.
** In SWAT 4, you can get penalized for shooting suspects (depending if you haven't given them proper warning to surrender or they haven't opened fire on the circumstance).you first. Your AI partners and snipers ''don't!''
8th Sep '16 11:30:08 PM Mikeyfan93
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* UnfortunateCharacterDesign: It looks like Sonny forgot to zip up his jeans in PQ2.

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* UnfortunateCharacterDesign: It looks like Sonny forgot to zip up his jeans in PQ2.[=PQ2=].
8th Sep '16 11:29:55 PM Mikeyfan93
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* MoralEventHorizon: There is one level in Swat 4 that involves a cult. Investigating the basement reveals an underground grave yard for babies! Naturally, they're more evil than the terrorists.

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* MoralEventHorizon: There is one level in Swat 4 ''SWAT 4'' that involves a cult. Investigating the basement reveals an underground grave yard for babies! Naturally, they're more evil than the terrorists.
3rd Jul '16 9:02:30 PM AngelHalo
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** In PQI VGA (this probably depends on the version), when you get into a car accident, the game informed you that you died, and simply rewinds you.

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** In PQI VGA (this probably depends on the version), when you get into a car accident, the game informed informes you that you died, and simply but instead of a game over, the game rewinds you.about a dozen seconds prior to the crash.
27th May '16 10:09:18 AM justme13
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* AccidentalInnuendo: In 3 if you click the hand icon on the "mindless executive toy" in the psychiatrists office you he says "Would you mind not playing with my balls Please"(may also double as a reference to Police Academy Citizens on Patrol)

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* AccidentalInnuendo: In 3 if you click the hand icon on the "mindless executive toy" in the psychiatrists office you office he says "Would you mind not playing with my balls Please"(may also double as a reference to Police Academy Citizens on Patrol)
27th May '16 10:08:46 AM justme13
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* AccidentalInnuendo: In 3 if you click the hand icon on the "mindless executive toy" in the psychiatrists office you he says "Would you mind not playing with my balls Please"(may also double as a reference to Police Academy Citizens on Patrol)
6th Mar '16 12:22:31 PM SilverDragon
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* ScrappyMechanic: Driving in ''Police Quest III''. To accelerate, click in front of the car. To slow down, click at the rear of the car. Each click either increase or decrease speed by 5 mph. Sound easy? At least until you realize you have no idea what's ahead of you. Your car is displayed inside a small square. The rest of the screen is filled with a useless view of you driving, without the windshield. The map only give your overall position and doesn't tell how close or far you are to a turn. Too often, you'll end up [[GameOver driving off road]] or missing your street/parking entrance. In the end it's better to just drive at very low speed. Have fun!

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* ScrappyMechanic: Driving in ''Police Quest III''. To accelerate, click in front of the car. To slow down, click at the rear of the car. Each click either increase or decrease speed by 5 mph. Sound easy? At least until you realize you have no idea what's ahead of you. Your car is displayed inside a small square. The rest of the screen is filled with a useless view of you driving, without the windshield. The map only give gives your overall position and doesn't tell how close or far you are to a turn. Too often, you'll end up [[GameOver driving off road]] or missing your street/parking entrance. In the end it's better to just drive at very low speed. Have fun!



*** Averted in the original though, where you had free, open-world like control over your vehicle.

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*** Averted in the original though, where you had free, open-world like open-world-like control over your vehicle.
8th Jan '16 10:00:44 AM Mikeyfan93
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** So much the game was criticized because players would act the way they saw police officers behave on TV or in movies; when in real life, that gets you and others severely hurt or even killed. There were even people saying why you couldn't just take out your gun and shoot everyone.

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** So much so that the game was criticized because players would act the way they saw police officers behave on TV or in movies; when in real life, that gets you and others severely hurt or even killed. There were even people saying arguing why you couldn't just take out your gun and shoot everyone.
30th Jun '15 9:34:18 AM AmayirotAkago
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The entire terrorist hijacking scene in PQ2 has nothing to do with the main plot. It just serves to make the flight to Steelton a bit more exciting, and afterwards is never referred to again.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The entire terrorist hijacking scene in PQ2 [=PQ2=] has nothing to do with the main plot. It just serves to make the flight to Steelton a bit more exciting, and afterwards is never referred to again.
30th Jun '15 9:34:02 AM AmayirotAkago
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The entire terrorist hijacking scene in PQ2 has nothing to do with the main plot. It just serves to make the flight to Steelton a bit more exciting, and afterwards is never referred to again.
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