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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 Genesis The prison security computer
Judge Dredd Game Gear Game over
Judge Dredd SNES Under the prison, In the water
Judge Dredd SNES The perp pleads guilty

Alternate Titles

  • "ジャッジ・ドレッド" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

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) Game Gear Jul, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) Game Boy Aug, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jul, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Aug, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Aug, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1995 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Apr 25, 2011 3 out of 10 30


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Apr 29, 2011


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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