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Judge Dredd

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
2.0
SNES
73
4.0
Game Gear
...
3.1
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Description

Judge Dredd is a platform action game based on the British comic book character of the same name and the 1995 movie that tarnished that name. The game was a multi system release so it fits the standard console jump/shoot/duck formula although it does add some unique twists such as wounding enemies so that they surrender and can be arrested.

The initial levels follow the plot of the movie with futuristic lawman Judge Dredd framed and sent to the Aspen penal colony from which he must escape and prove his innocence. Following the fight at the top of the Statue of Liberty that ended the film, the game continues on with levels and characters inspired by the comic book culminating with a battle against the Dark Judges on Deadworld.

Screenshots

Judge Dredd Genesis Use it to seal the doors to prevent more prisoners escaping
Judge Dredd SNES Under the prison, In the water
Judge Dredd Genesis Enter here to finish the level
Judge Dredd Genesis The floor breaks away beneath your feet

Alternate Titles

  • "ジャッジ・ドレッド" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

All Game Guide SNES 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jul, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
neXGam Game Gear 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) Genesis Jul, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) Game Boy Aug, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Players Game Boy Oct, 1995 65 out of 100 65
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Jul, 1995 5.6 out of 10 56
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1996 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

Trading cards

One of the "chasers" in the 1995 Judge Dredd: The Movie trading card series was a nine card set of "Acclaim Judge Dredd Video Game Playing Tips". These cards featured screen shots from the game on the front and related strategies on the back. For example:

JUDGE FIRE

You won't be able to get too close to Judge Fire without getting toasted! Use high explosives and Boing bubbles to extinguish his flame.
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