I've never played Dread, but I'm hearing it's better than Shadow, any recommendations?
Both are great when restored and tweaked to play well!
Some of the shots on Dredd blow me away how they can loop around endlessly.
I own both. They're very different games.
TS is much more challenging with harder shots. Consequently, more rewarding when you do well.
Both are great games, like others have said above Shadow has harder shots overall but is a fun game. Dredd is currently in my collection and is a great game, tons of shots, super-ball mode and the dedworld mod is one of the coolest ball locks in pinball IMO. I got rid of a STTNG because my friends wouldn't play it because of the drains. Got JD and have had to kick people out of my place because it was getting so late. Can't go wrong with either one.
Owned them both. No Brainer for me. JD is long gone, Shadow is still here. Satisfying shots, clear goals, quirky theme. Never gets old. A Brian Eddy gem in my opinion, that came out before AFM and MM. JD is good too, but I think Shadow is about as close as you can get to "A-List" without being A-List
Both are fun but JD takes it for me because of all the modes. Once you get to the Ultimate Challenge though it's a little disappointing. That Wizard Mode could have been so much better.
If going JD, I think the Deadworld Mod is a must. Otherwise you can just keep hitting the loop shot over and over to get Deadworld multiball. The Deadworld Mod makes it much more challenging IMO.
Had a chance to buy a judge a couple months back for $1850 with the topper, never ever has a shadow been under 2k as long as I have been in this new hobby for me. 6 years now.
First, only your opinion matters.
But... for me it's JD by a million. I cannot stand shadow. Those funky things that slide left/right are clunky and not fun.
JD has a ton of cool things to do. It has excellent flow. The art on play field is great. Plus it's just fun. Add Deadworld mod to return game to its original design and it's the clear choice for me.
Dread is ok. I passed dozens of times over the years on picking up a shadow and never thought much of the game. I picked one up about 4 months ago and after playing for awile I'd have to say it's overall one of the most underrated and just addictive games out there.
I have owned both and enjoyed each tremendously. The Shadow is by far the most challenging. I only reached The Final Battle a couple of times and never completed it. The super game feature on JD is neat to mix things up once in a while but I did not use it much. If I had to choose I would take Shadow over JD but would be happy with either.
Agree with others. Shadow is a good game but very tough. Changing some of the settings help but gameplay will leave you frustrated most of tthe time. The draw is that when you do accomplish something in the game it is a rush. I have not played JD much but do like Trudeau games. They seem to be much better to the casual player. I think it's nice having both type of games in a collection. One tough that makes you a better player and the other to play just for fun and relax.
I think the reason the vote is skewed the obvious wrong way is because there is no game called "Dread".
Had both, Dredd is gone with no regrets, Shadow is a keeper.
Dredd is/was a $1400 game (folks) for a reason.
Shadow will make a better player out of you! Some may dislike the Phurba diverters, but one of my favorite pinball experiences is the rhythm and flow of using them to repeatedly shoot all four wireforms and collecting Vengeance.
WWE, does anybody actually like that game? I played it once in Houston and thought it was one of the worst games ever I've ever played.
For me it was TS . I had a JD and I loved the theme and art. It has some cool toys but they are underutilized. It got old for me fast as I only had it for 4 months - every game just felt the same. I would definitely own it to try it if I were you and decide if it is a keeper as many people think it is quite under-rated.
Oddly enou, I always found TS wasn't for me until I finally bought one - I love it now. So just goes to show others opinions don't really count for much.
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