Didn’t I Say Drop IT?! Let’s Play Police Quest 2: The Vengeance, Part Three

The Chase

We meet up with Sonny and Keith in hot pursuit of Jesse Bains, aka The Death Angel, who has not only escaped from jail and kidnapped a prison guard but has just shot at Sonny making him totally lose his cool and soil himself, I’m guessing…




Well, it seems Keith is taking it well…









We continue to race down an apparently empty street pursuing a car we can not see as Dispatch rattles on… Until:

For fun try and figure out what swear word that is Keith just used…







So, failing to catch Bains Sonny leaves the pursuit and returns to Cotton Cove:

CSI


Did you catch that from Officer Ethnic Stereotype? “Cocka-de-roacha.” I don’t even know what ethnicity they’re trying to stereotype here… I’m really stumped. His name is Italain but Italian for cockroach is “scarafaggio” or “blatta.” If he was speaking Spanish it’d be “cucaracha.” Portugues would be “barata.” French is “cafard.” No where is it cock of the roacha. I mean at least get the stereotype right!

Sonny ignores the Officer, grabs his kit from the trunk and heads west again:




“Check garbage”

“get clothes”


“Look tag”

Sonny next checks out the red pixels at the top left corner of the screen:





“Take pictures”

“Get blood”


“Get footprints”



With all the evidence collected Sonny heads back to the car, at this point I think we can safely say our guard didn’t make it… On the way back the Police scuba van shows up:


Sonny pulls out his wallet as he approaches Moore, looking for something:

“Dive”

Action Dive Team Assemble!

“Funny you should ask Officer Moore! I was just pulling my scuba card out of my wallet”





Sonny gets in the van to change:


Sonny grabs a pair of fins, the buoyancy control vest, weight belt, diving mask, and wet suit. When he goes to grab a tank though:

Sonny goes for Tank 4 first but it is too big. He grabs Tank 1 then and checks the gauge:

We just so happened to get lucky! The air level in the three tanks is randomized and if you don’t check the one you grabbed you could end up with one with very little air in it. Not that a full tank gives you very much time…





Here we are everyone! The picture on the back of the box! This is awesome, right?

We don’t have a lot of time and if you were playing this game for the first time you’ll probably end up dying a lot as you search frantically for stuff underwater (there are three things one on each of the three screens you can go to).

“look ground”

Okay… now we have to find the right spot to park Sonny to pick it up. The flicker of gold Sonny sees is that yellowish clump of pixels at the botton center

“get gold object”



Sonny swims upstream looking for other clues and evidence:


“get object”



Sadly, the first time I did this I took a little too much time looking for the objects. Actually, I spent too much time trying to put Sonny in the exact right spot to pick the objects up and…

*Load saved game*

Blood in the Water

Let’s try that again. Sonny picks up the first two items a little quicker this time and then swims all the way down stream:


What we’re looking for is in the middle of the right edge of the screen, See those pinkish brown pixels behind the rock? That’s it!

“move rock”

“look hand”


“get body”



“Welp, can’t help him now. I’ll go call the coroner…”




Back in street clothes Sonny gets back in the car to contact dispatch:



With nothing else to do and a trunk full of evidence to process Sonny turns the wheel towards the station:






“A second chance to get ’em!”


The Lytton Police Department seems really, really bad at police chases, just saying…

Ambient 1






I’m wondering the same thing myself Keith…

Sonny checks his rear view mirror before spinning a 360 and heading towards the airport



“I can already see the car we’re looking for Keith it’s right there. We had to drive right by it to pull into this space”

“Keith, where are you going? The car’s right here!”

Find out next week if Keith ever sees the car we’re looking for, if Bain escaped from Lytton, and if other police related things and activities happen next week!

Author: falselogic

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