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Judge Dredd Reviews (Genesis)

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Critic Score
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2.9
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
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Overall User Score (11 votes) 2.9


Critic Reviews

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80
Mean Machines (Jul, 1995)
A little familiar-looking, but Dredd is still a very playable and big platformer. More originality would have been nice.
75
Video Games (Jul, 1995)
Judge Dredd ist mal wieder ein typisches Acclaim-Actionspiel. Irgendwie kommt einem alles bekannt vor, obwohl es doch anders aussieht als frühere Acclaim-Games. Bei der Animation der Hauptfigur bemerkt man die meisten Fortschritte, Euer Held läuft, schwingt und kickt sich mit fließenden, sehr realistischen Bewegungen durch Mega City One. Die Hintergründe wirken detailliert und abwechslungsreich, auch wenn sich einige davon in späteren Levels wiederholen. Mit der Zeit wird das endlose Geballere allerdings doch etwas langweilig, denn am Spielprinzip ändert sich zwölf (bzw. sieben bei Handheld) Levels lang nichts.
74
Play Time (Jul, 1995)
Was wäre Judge Dredd für ein Spiel geworden, hätten die Programmierer beim Schwierigkeitsgrad nicht derart danebengegriffen. Erst ab dem dritten Level frappierend, dann leider fast nur noch frustrierend. Da nützen auch die wohlgemeinten Paßwörter nur noch wenig, da mindestens drei Abschnitte bis zu einer neuen Einstiegshilfe gemeistert werden müssen. Speziell auf dem SNES werden so die Geduldsnerven auf eine harte Proben gestellt. Dies ist im Grunde sehr schade, da sich alle vier Judges ansonsten recht gekonnt aus der Affäre ziehen. In Sachen Aufmachung heimsen die 16 Bit-Richter reichlich Bonuspunkte ein. Die Dark Future-Thematik wurde professionell in Szene gesetzt, die Original-Musiken sorgen für die passende Atmosphäre. Die Handheld-Judges gefallen besonders durch ihre exakte Steuerrung. Unterm Strich erreichen die vier Versionen ähnliches Spielniveau, werden aber durch den abgehobenen Schwierigkeitsgrad nur Hardcore-Zockern oder Action Replay-Besitzern wirklich Freude bereiten.
71
Mega Fun (Jun, 1995)
Grafik und Sound sind auf SNES und Mega Drive hervorragend geeignet um eine authentische Atmosphäre aufzubauen, wogegen bei den Handhelds nur die Game Gear-Version so halbwegs gute Stimmungsmomente bietet. Alle vier Dredds lassen sich im Grunde beeindruckend gut steuern, wobei der 16-Bit-Dredd von Nintendo seinem Sega-Kollegen eine Spur vorraus ist und Nintendos Handheld-Judge seinem Game Gear-Rivalen nicht das Wasser reichen kann. Alles in allem sind sämtliche Versionen empfehlenswert, wer allerdings das Glück hat, über die gesamte Konsolenpalette zu verfügen, kann getrost die SNES- der MD-Version und die GG- der GB-Version vorziehen.
70
If you're tired of pathetically weak games such as Lethal Weapon, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Last Action Hero, all of which were spawned by big-budget action films, playing Judge Dredd will be a breath of fresh (though violent) air. It's too bad the character Judge Dredd is not a more viable commodity; a sequel would be welcome.
70
GamePro (US) (Jul, 1995)
Dredd has it's moments, but not enough to make a lasting impression or to warrant much replaying. With no continues and intermittent passwords, the game's challenging, but it quickly becomes routine. Judge Dredd is guilty of being barely above average.
66
Judge Dredd doesn't come off all too well on the Genesis. Like the other two games that used this engine, hitting enemies on the ground is difficult, although it isn't as bad here. Judge Dredd is a good side-scroller with lots of missions to accomplish. The graphics are much darker than they should be. The bosses are really cheap and instead of using skill to defeat them, you must trade hits until one of you dies. Judge Dredd is an okay game. Play the SNES one instead.
63
Mega Play Magazine (Jun, 1995)
While there is plenty to shoot at, Judge Dredd comes off as being one heck of a though game. The enemies are hard to kill and the sluggish control hurts. I don't even think JD fans could get into it.
60
For those of you who don't like to be left out, the Genesis and SNES versions are almost identical. Dredd fans won't be disappointed.
42
The Video Game Critic (Feb 20, 2008)
You'll find yourself navigating around gas vents, electrical fields, elevators, and floating platforms (yawn). And yes, in one stage you do walk through sewers flowing with green sludge! Joy! The so-called "missions" all share a predictable underlying thread - dispose of the scumbags! Your rapid-fire capabilities may tempt you to lay waste to everything in sight, but shooting someone in the act of surrendering will cost you health. That's probably the only original element of the entire game - too bad it's not any fun! When you properly handcuff a thug, a little disc flies in and whisks them off to prison. Judge Dredd is challenging enough, but it ultimately comes off as monotonous and bland. Where the hell is Rob Schneider when you need him?
30
Sega-16.com (Apr 25, 2011)
Looking back on the Judge Dredd character, he's actually gotten a surprising number of video game adaptations on later consoles as well as the PC. Sadly, none of them have been anything remotely better than remotely tolerable. It's a shame really, because Judge Dredd as a character remains one of the most intimidating and unapologetic tough guy characters to ever be seen in the pages of a comic book, and he deserves a capable video game treatment that would rightfully do him justice. Come to think of it, he kind of deserves a proper film treatment as well. Wait, what? There is a brand new movie called Dredd on the horizon starring Karl Urban? Will it be any good? Could it be any worse than the Stallone version? Who knows? One thing is for sure though, if there's a video game adaptation of it, Acclaim isn't around to make it. That in itself is one thing that we should all be thankful for.