There's a price for justice, and the price is freedom! Judges are the law. We make the law, and we enforce the lawe. And the Chief Justice of Mega City One is Judge Dredd. A super-cop in post-
Judge Dredd is a sideways view, scrolling platform shooting match. Working his way through the Dan Tanna Block, Charles Darwin Block, Aqua Station, Weather Station, City Def base and Dark Judges lair, Dredd must punish the 'perp's'. Lawgiver (pistol) in hand, he must first bust the Fatties, who've taken the DT tower. They are running amok, ransacking the entire place in a mad, feverish, munchies frenzy.
Kill the guilty
Dredd's mission is to sentence (kill) the guilty and protect the innocent, as wasting 'perp's' keeps the crime rate down. If it climbs too high then Dredd has to take the 'long walk' (resign). To stop the criminals regenerating he must destroy their source of power. For the Fatties this means wasting the food dispensers, four of which are scattered through the maze of ramps and runways.
Dredd walks, leaps and shoots, or rides his mutant Harley hog Law Master. While walking he can jump up in the air or shoot the obese offenders. To get around a bit faster he can summon his bike, hop on and then race to another area.
The six levels get progressively harder, as the enemies gain far greater powers, each 'block' ending in a head-to-
Dredd is a designers dream. The chronicles of Mega City One have spawned entire mythos, full of graphic power underlined with dark wit, thanks to its comic base. Dredd the game however, looks distinctly average. Dredd is a small dull dull sprite, while his increasingly outrageous foes are pale imitations of their 2000 AD selves.
Controlling the 'Judge with a gnudge' is irksome. He walks slowly and has trouble negotiating slopes. Worse still, the Law Master is more of a moped/
The graphic menace of Dredd hasn't been captured, and the game-over sequence emphasises this. When dealing with a comic classic, blocky black-
Dredd is crippled by an average games format. There is limited control over JD himself and somewhat run-of-the-