Judge Dredd (1995 video game)

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Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Cover art
Developer(s) Probe Software
Publisher(s) Acclaim
Designer(s) Simon Bland
Andy Cambridge
Ben O' Reilly
Composer(s) Andy Brock[1]
Platform(s) Super NES, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Gear
Release date(s) Super NES:
  • JP October 27, 1995
  • NA June 1995
  • PAL August 24, 1995
Sega Mega Drive:
  • JP September 1, 1995
  • NA 1995
  • EU 1995
  • AUS 1995
Game Boy:
  • JP October 27, 1995
  • NA June 1995
  • EU 1995
Game Gear:
Genre(s) 2D action platform
Mode(s) Single-player[2]

Judge Dredd (ジャッジ・ドレッド?, "Judge Dredd: The Movie")[3] is an action video game for the Super NES, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Gear and Game Boy originally released in 1995. The game is loosely based on the 1995 film Judge Dredd, which was spun-off from the Judge Dredd comic book.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

Judge Dredd Screenshot
The game allows players to arrest enemies instead of executing them.

The game features run and gun gameplay with a variety of weapons. The player is given a choice to either execute criminals or arrest them.

Levels range from the major futuristic city known as Mega-City One, a prison in a post-nuclear wasteland, ruins and a showdown with the rogue Judge Rico.[5]

Plot[edit]

In the 22nd century, everybody lives in the urban areas of the world.[6] Police officers and lawyers have been abolished and only the Judges are in complete control of human society.[6] One of them, Judge Dredd must pursue the renegade Judge Rico and Mega-City's most dangerous criminals. Eventually, Dredd defeats Rico and wins a final battle with the Dark Judges to rescue Mega-City.[7]

Reception[edit]

Unlike the film, the game received largely positive reviews upon release.

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Allgame 4/5 stars
Electronic Gaming Monthly (7.6/10)
GamePro 3.5/5 stars

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composer information". SNESMusic.org. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Additional release information". RF Generation. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Japanese title". SuperFamicom.org. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Basic game overview". allgame. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Video game summary". MobyGames. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Basic game overview". Neoseeker. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Ending for Judge Dredd (SNES)". VG Museum. Retrieved 2012-01-23.