JD absolutely has more to offer than JP but I feel like it is a less well-rounded game overall and I got bored of it quicker. If I had to pick which to buy as a keeper in the future it would be JP hands down, and I intend to do so one day.
Do you have the opportunity to play before you buy?
Weird thread for me. I got a JD earlier this year and JP is the game I'm currently keeping an eye out for and was considering trying to trade something for (doubt i'd find anyone here to trade with though market isn't like the states). JD has a good lay out and a lot of things to do and shoot for but I like JPs rule set more. Basically I want both! In my case it was moving a whirlwind or rct for a JP.
JP seems to be expensive here though.
Had JP and while it's fun to play it doesn't have near the shots and ramps that JD has to offer. Color DMD on JD looks amazing too and that's a huge plus. To me JP just got old and the build quality, Data East vs. Bally/Williams, is night and day. Seems like something was always going wrong with the JP I had until I got a new power board. I was happy to get rid of it. The only thing that makes JP hold a candle to JD is the ball eating T-Rex, without that feature, the game fails in comparison. Depends really on which theme you like better.
I've got them both in my modest collection and and they're both fun machines. Both have interesting modes, decent depth, and great dots. The new code for JP really makes a good game even better. The multi-ball progression on JP is always fun and never gets old.
If I had to pick, JD would have the edge. It has better flow, better playfield artwork( although I love the cab and translite art on JP) and the color DMD really makes the great animations shine. I honestly would have trouble selling either.
I have enjoyed both of these games. I got bored with Jurassic Park because it was just really too easy for me. I would repeatedly beat the game on ball 1. I've held onto Judge Dredd because the game is just a lot of fun. I think Judge Dredd has a little bit more going on.
Both games have sick and twisted graphics on the DMD. Both games also look awesome with LEDs
Totally agree. I was bored of it in a week or so. The rules are so dull, little room for strategy or 'thinking' how you want to play. The whole Air Raid ramp and lane is a waste of time. The smaller loops around the top serve little purpose. Def needs an overhaul. Shame because the layout is superb.
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