Judge Dredd (Bally, 1993)

Judge Dredd

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This game received 433 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.998 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #49 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.006

Artwork: 8.277

Sounds/Music: 7.667

Other Aspects: 7.867

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20 hours ago
Really glad I hadn't purchased one. Really disappointing for me. Artwork cool, game really needs pop up bumpers. Ball doesn't play well. Kinda boring, just couldn't force myself to like it. Seemed pretty dry.
12 days ago
Great shots, flow, modes. Unique layout. Calls outs are funny. Plays like what a wide body should be. The only downsides are the repetitive music and the amount of maintenance and lack of specific parts.

This is a top 10 pin for me
16 days ago
Awesome theme. Artwork, sounds, music, and animations are all superb. The layout is interesting. I like the available shots in the upper right part of the playfield. I find myself trying to reach that area and hit the loops. It's a solid pin, overall. Challenging. Maintenance is key with this one, especially.
20 days ago
I own the game and have played it for many years without getting bored. I have many friends who come over to play it and they all get addicted to it. It’s got tons of special shots and sequences. It’s a real fun game and in my top 5. I don’t understand why it doesn’t rank higher. Very under-rated game IMHO.
29 days ago
I never could get into this game, lame and boring.Sorry but it will never enter my collection
80 days ago
Fun game but I only purchase themes I really like so its easy for me to rate this high. Modes are cool. Deadworld mod is super cool. Translite looks awesome. Animations are neat especially for 1993. Its a behemoth of a machine so you gotta rough it up a bit but for the love of God dont tilt. Which reminds me, it has an interesting scoring system where your mode points are given after you ball drain. Overall a great machine in any collection. Maybe a tad hard to teach someone the rules and the 4 flippers can be intimidating for a new player. Also I set all my pins to play fast and this one is no exception. Lots of shots all over the field. Excellent pin for sure!
89 days ago
This is one of my sleeper favorite games. I have owned it the longest and keep coming back for more. Art, theme, gameplay are all great. Not the hardest game but it is so fun to play. Sometimes forget it is a widebody with how fast it is. Sounds are great along with all the different modes and animations. Bery unique layout with 4 flippers and lots to shoot at.
3 months ago
This one has it all. So many shots with some of the best table art of all time. The scoring is balanced and the modes are all so different (meltdown is so stressful) and multiball is epic. I can’t fault this beast, as soon as I parted with it I missed it. If I find another mint one it’ll be coming home with me.
3 months ago
Fun game. The fastest widebody I've ever played for sure. Tons of stuff to shoot for, and a very unique layout. Love the comic book artwork. Not a huge fan of the music, and lighting is a bit dim in places. Otherwise, my favorite wide-body pin.
3 months ago
I find this game to be really overrated. I find the modes to get really repetitive, and there is really nothing in this game that keeps me coming back for more. The theme, artwork, and music just don't do it for me. The playfield is also exceptionally dark on this game.
4 months ago
In my opionion Judge Dredd is one of the most underated pins out there. For it’s average price point I can’t think of a better machine. It’s fast, smooth, and addictive!
4 months ago
Great overall package for the price. One of the best B/W backglasses. I liked the playfield art too. Lots of stuff on the playfield since it's a widebody. Fast and challenging.
The deadworld feels pretty useless without the mod. It could have been implemented better.
Excellent sounds and DMD.
Guitar soundtrack can be annoying to some, but I liked it.
5 months ago
I love this game
I real keeper
The only bad thing is the original Backglass
5 months ago
Beautiful machine, and a great theme! My machine had the deadworld mod, and honestly, I think it would have been better without it. The mod slowed gameplay down, and was finicky to set up and even under the best conditions, had some issues.
6 months ago
I picked up the game two month ago. After 2 days I think about selling it. But after levelling the playfield, it was another game. It has a ton of satisfying shots, great ramps, great animations, callouts and music fits very well. I think at the moment it is the best pin you can get for your money. I play it more than my other Pins (AFM, TZ, CFTBL, STTNG)
6 months ago
Just picked this up, but it’s quickly become my favorite. I’ve never seen so many shots in one game, and they’re satisfying and varied to hit. The drop-down targets covering the hole are fantastic, and if you prefer Ramos to pops, this is your machine. I thought Demo Man’s layout was great, but this is even better, even as far as widebodies go.

Music isn’t really my thing, and the guitar can be a little repetitive, but the modes (and there are a ton of them, all unique!) all have great, equally unique spunds.

Some strong LEDs under the playfield (and under the Deadeorld mod) makes this look even better. The comic theme is integrated throughout, and helps to reinforce that this game has nothing to do with the Stallone flick (even if it’s sitting right next to Demo Man).

I personally like to work up to muktiballs, but the alternate Super modes are really engaging for newer players and kids, and makes for a nice change of pace.

Killer game. Should be higher in the top 50 for sure.
8 months ago
Judge Dredd is one of my favorite pins, great theme, some hard shots, beautiful artwork. what's not to like?
8 months ago
I have owned the game and little bit disappointed. Somehow it bored me to soon.
8 months ago
I have had this game for awhile now with about 1000 plays and it really has some good points. I think this is a great game for home use with all the different things you can do with super game and whatnot. A great game for multiball practice and widebody flipper handling if you play competitively. I find the playfield to be a little dark but with some leds and a few spotlights its a lot better but for the time period it had a lot of positives and the artwork on the playfield really stands out when lit. I recently changed out all the rubbers and gave it a really good cleaning and now it plays really nice. Oh and mine has a color display which is great for the game because there is a lot of awesome animations and the call outs are funny too.
9 months ago
JD is my 6th pin, and my 1st bally (although I have a Getaway). Both tough and easy shots, but at times this game can be brutal - that's part of the appeal. Fairly deep rules, really makes you concentrate for the proper shots. Compared to my LAH, the sound quality is far superior. Build quality is excellent and seems to be very solid all around. Some TITAN silicone flippers really changed the game for the better.

Update 8 months after owning...I keep coming back to this game, it just doesn't get old for me. Added a color display from ColorDMD - great mod.
10 months ago
Very under appreciated Trudeau “Creature” superpin machine. The artwork on the playfield is adapted from the comic book. Comics rule the day and the comic themed artwork is on point. I recommend the modernized color lcd, probably best use I’ve seen on Bally/Williams. The translite and light effects are also very well designed. The theme is very cool, watch the Karl Urban version Dredd...awesome. Sound is great, no need for speaker upgrades. If you like ramps, your in for a real treat. Also, I like the under playfield style...many new games do not use it..sad. Going price for theme, art, shots and fun factor...it’s the best around. I’ll put up this 3k machine vs most 6-8k new machines any day.
10 months ago
Attractive play field with many good shots to go for,machine feels solid oozing with quality,nice game to play overall.
11 months ago
My surprising second favorite pin! After adding the dead world mod and a color dmd and several other mods ( crane,sniper tower and adding several led’s ) this game has so much to offer that I find I’m still getting different scoring combos and have fun every time I play it. The only down side is the many Optus to keep up with maintenance wise. To me this is definitely in my top ten of all times.....
1 year ago
There are so many shots in this game, including five in just the top right corner! Lots of multi-level wireforms and ramps. Great flow. Theme is OK for family friendiness, but maybe not for young kids. The planet orb thing is great, but you'll need the modded ROM to run it.
1 year ago
A pin based on Judge Dredd from the British comic 2000AD, rather than the terrible Stallone movie. Classic playfield and cabinet artwork is straight out of the comic, and is fantastic. I have a color DMD and it really brings the animations to life. I have installed one spotlight and a rear LED strip to lighten the dark playfield, and the game plays fast and hard. Hard to master, and a great challenge. However, had a number if problems with this pin, and spent more time adjusting it than I did playing
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