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Judge Dredd

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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.


Judge Dredd Game Gear A computer terminal
Judge Dredd SNES Climb above the steam valves
Judge Dredd Genesis An extra life pick up
Judge Dredd Game Boy You can shoot upwards at unsuspecting perps

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
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1995 2 out of 6 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) SNES Jul, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jul, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jul, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Aug, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Jul, 1995 5.6 out of 10 56


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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:


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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