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Police Quest III: The Kindred (Video Game 1991) Poster

(1991 Video Game)

Trivia

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According to the case data that can be accessed during the game, the game's timeframe spans six days from 30 March 1991 to 4 April 1991.
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Ken Williams, the CEO of Sierra On-Line and the executive producer of the game, appears in the game as Mr. Cannon, the District Attorney Deputy. Several of the other actors are employees of Sierra On-Line: Cheryl Loyd, animator; Mike Pickhinke, quality assurance; John Hartin, programmer; Bob Ballew, quality assurance; Josh Mandel, writer; Cindy Walker, animation; Bill Davis, creative director; Corey Cole, co-creator of Quest for Glory series; Orpheus Hanley, sound effects; Robert Fischbach, programmer; Veronica Oldfield, sound effects.
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Due to game bug, it is impossible to score the maximum 460 points, but only 450 at most.
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George Esparza and Roger Griffith, who played the roles of the slow driver Juan Jose Ruiz and Officer Kevin Miller in the game, played also in the next game Police Quest: Open Season (1993) as Yo Money's bodyguard and Lieutenant Donald Block.
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It is the first game in the series in which the text parser was replaced by the icon interface.
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This is the last game in the series which was directed by Jim Walls, and whose protagonist is officer Sonny Bonds.
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In addition to the files of Sonny Bonds and other police officers, the "Personnel" directory of the station computer includes files of Jim Walls and other Sierra employees who took part in creating the game.
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When looking at the bulletin board in the homicide room, sometimes appears the message: "Herein lies the names of the programmers who without undo fanfare brought you this game. Doug Oldfield, Chris Hoyt, Kim Bowdish and Mike Larsen".
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On day 6, Sonny distracts the janitor by tossing a roll of toilet paper into the toilet, making it overflow. While the janitor removes it, he comments: "Bet it was that Officer Walls again" - presumably referring to Jim Walls.
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When looking at the bulletin board at the Sergeant's office, the game message is "The bulletin board in here has information so old, there's a missing person bulletin about Jimmy Hoffa".
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Sonny and Marie Bonds are the only characters from the previous Police Quest games who appear in this game too.
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Sonny plants a tracking device on a suspect's car in order to pursue him. Although this was pretty much legal back in 1991, with the advent of GPS technology in the 21st century, police now need to execute a search warrant prior to using tracking devices on vehicles (see: United States v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945 (2012)).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

According to The Police Quest Casebook, Officer Pat Morales is the half-sister of Jessie and Michael Bains, and 500 West Peach (the arson site) was her home. However, there is no indication in the game for any family relation between her and the Bains brothers.
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