by Probe Entertainment Ltd./Acclaim Studios London
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 Super NES one instead.
Judge Dredd offers the same thrills and chills on the Super NES as it does on this Genesis version. The action is nonstop, and there is always someone or something to shoot at. The Bosses, although not big, thankfully, are a real pain in the neck to kill. While not frustrating enough to send the controller on an unexpected flight, real patience and timing are required. The levels are large, and alas, do repeat themselves. As it stands, this one is decent.
Cool comic! Cool movie! So-so video game. Acclaim takes a major license and creates a fairly good game from it. The graphics are good, and the sound is standard Genesis fare. I also like the overly large levels and the cleverly hidden, out-of-the-way areas in each level. All are very cool features, but the problem lies within the game's play control. It's rather difficult at times to get Dredd to do what you want. A button configuration would have been nice.
This is very similar to the Super NES version with an equal sense of game play. The huge levels are filled with tricky areas to reach as well as puzzle* like situations. The graphics and sounds are slightly inferior to the Super NES but still do a good job. Where this one differs is in the playability. It just seemed to me that it was a bit difficult to get the character to perform the way I wanted him to. That is not to say the game didn't play well. It's just a bit harder to control.
It is the year 2139, regular, ordinary, peaceful living is no longer existent in this new world pent up inside self-contained city-blocks. Law and order can no longer be kept under control by ordinary cops and police force. A new breed of law enforcement is born, you are judge, jury, and executioner in one, you are Judge Dredd. It is up to you to maintain peace within the inner cities and keep it that way.
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.
2006-03-23 Judge Dredd - The Movie is based on the popular movie.