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

Jail Breaker

We last left Sonny in his office where he had just learned that Jesse Bains, Lytton’s drug lord that he sent up river a year ago, was back in town for a re-trail! If that isn’t bad enough turns out Bains has escaped and taken a jailer hostage! He’s got to find him and quick!

But first let’s see what happens if you practice shooting your gun without wearing ear protection:

Sonny fires off a few more shots…

Yup, five shots fired without ear protection will permanently damage your ears and force you to retire. Who knew? Back to our story in progress:

First stop? The jail:

Damn! did he just say “s#!*”?! What’s the rating on this game?

I hope you like radio chatter. You’re going to be reading a lot of it! We show up at the Jail and Keith goes off to smoke while Sonny goes into to ask some questions:

Who, What, When, Where, and Why

We get buzzed into the jail and before we can een say anything the jailer blurts out:

“Tell me about the car”

“Tell me about the escape”

“No, you dirtbag! Tell me about the escape by Bains!”

Sonny tries to ask him a few more questions but Saxton doesn’t seem to know anything else. He goes back to the jailer and asks for Bains’ file:

“I’m shocked Bains was never in a hair metal band…” Bonds grabs a copy og the mugshot and returns the file to the jailer. He next asks for the correctional officer’s file:

After looking it over he hands it back, goes back outside, retrieves his gun, and gets back in the car:

With no other leads Sonny heads back to the office:

The Mall? The Mall. Really? Yes, Really

On our way back to the office Dispatch comes on:

Sonny spins the wheel, dramatically doing a 180 and crossing two lanes of traffic and heads towards the Mall (hey, cops get bored at work too…)

You really get a feeling for cops in this game. They hate their wives and hit dogs. I can’t understand why no one likes them… Finally, we arrive at the Mall:

Before investigating the car, Sonny takes a look around:

Then takes a look at the car:

You’d know?! It looks just like your old one! Sonny probably sold it to this guy when his beard… I mean ball and chain made him give it up… Sonny opens up the passenger side door and takes a look inside:

Grabbing his kit from the trunk he returns and dusts down the car, he finds some good prints on the glove compartment and collects them:

He then opens the glove compartment and looks inside:

He grabs the holster, bullets, and looks over the registration:

Return to Cotton Cove

At about the time Sonny finishes up with the car Office Haines shows up with an older woman:

Sonny throws his kit in the trunk, calls Keith, fills him in and gets into the car:

Once again on the drive back to the office the radio bursts:

And with that we’re off to Cotton Cove!

“Hey! How’s it going Officer ethnic stereotype! Long time no see!”

Sonny asks the jogger what she saw:

Sonny draws his gun, just in case, and heads in the direction the jogger indicated:

Bang! Bang! He Shot Me Down!

Sonny cautiously walks up the trail…

Just not cautiously enough… Let’s try that again:

As Keith and Sonny collect their thoughts a car matching the description of the one stolen from the woman at the mall goes screeching by:

Sonny and his partner hoof it back to the car intent on pursuing Bains:

With that Sonny and Keith put the proverbial peddle to the metal and try to catch up with Bains… If they catch him this game might be a lot shorter than I remember…

Will Sonny and his partner catch Bains? Did poor correctional officer Pate meet his end in Cotton Cove? Is scuba diving fun? Find out the answer to all these questions and more next time!

Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

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