Judge Dredd (Bally, 1993)

Judge Dredd

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This game received 410 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.981 /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: 7.975

Artwork: 8.26

Sounds/Music: 7.645

Other Aspects: 7.86

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14 days ago
Probably the all time worst pinball game ever made. Safe cracker is a close second. Where do I start? You basically have 2 areas in the game you can play. Crappy upfield or crappy lower playfield. If you blink the ball will drain. If you try and control a shot, the ball will drain. If you get multiball, you will have a triple drain within 15 seconds. If this game didn’t have outlines it would still figure out a way to drain
29 days ago
I love this game
I real keeper
The only bad thing is the original Backglass
39 days 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.
67 days 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.
4 months ago
Judge Dredd is one of my favorite pins, great theme, some hard shots, beautiful artwork. what's not to like?
4 months ago
I have owned the game and little bit disappointed. Somehow it bored me to soon.
5 months ago
JD is my 6th pin, and my 1st bally (although I have a Williams RG). 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.
6 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.
6 months ago
Attractive play field with many good shots to go for,machine feels solid oozing with quality,nice game to play overall.
7 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.....
9 months 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.
10 months 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. Great wireforms and Deadworld is a hoot. Lots to shoot at, including ramps and drop targets. Multiball is intense, as is Supergame. Hard to master, and a great challenge.

Don’t know why this game is so low in the top 100, much better than many of the over hyped new Sterns.
10 months ago
I have to say, I was partial to Williams but JD is my first Bally and it’s quite an awesome game. I was skeptical that the Judge Dredd theme would hold my attention but it does not disappoint.

There is so much ground to cover on the playfield since it’s a widebody and the layout is really impressive. The multiball, riff rock music and speech keep me coming back. In my opinion, this game should be closer to the top of the 100 list.
10 months ago
J.d. is a very fun gane with heaps of cool shots.the long sniper shot is fun, and tiny upper flipper even has a few shots
I enjoy all the modes on J. D. As they make you shoot everywhere on the p f. Wizard mode isn't that complex, but its satisfying getting there
It's loaded, 4 ramps, triple stack wire forms, drop targets, subway and a spinning deadwood ball lock.
I love the artwork, it's loyal to the comic version, and just cool. Music and callouts are good. Captive balls are underutilized.
Fun underrated game
10 months ago
Fun and fast playing. Love the Super Game feature! Art work and theme are Well executed. Multi ball is nuts!!!
11 months ago
1993 was filled with so many amazing games, Judge Dredd kind of got overlooked. The playfield design is completely unique. The two mini loops at the top are awesome and really give this game some speed. Triple stack wireforms, 4 ramps, 3 captive balls, Drop target bank....this game is loaded. Add in a great art package (especially the dark judges on playfield), excellent music with great call outs and some of the best DMD animations around makes this easily one of the very best bang-for-the-buck games. Dark humor and pinball seldom go together, but Bally pulled it off here with some great easter eggs thrown in. Dead world is cool even if it is a little too big on playfield space, and "Super Game" is a fun alternative way to play. The modes have great variation forcing you to make all the shots on the playfield. "Pursuit" is a standout having to check the dmd while ball is in play. Deep code just adds to an already great package with the Dredd.
11 months ago
This game is just as cool as it gets. Four flippers and a ton to do. The music has a tough sort of heavy metal background noise and the changing of music in between modes really sets the mood. I've never gotten tired of this game.
1 year ago
One of the best games ever made by Bally ever.
1 year ago
Judge Dredd gets a lot of hate ... I like the game. Can be a bit stop-start, but it's a good wide body game.
1 year ago
Judge Dredd is another game I’ve played the crap out of. This is one of the best mode-based games with tons of shots, awesome flow, great rules, attractive art and very cool sound. If you want to become a better player, this game will help. The flipper gap on this game is a bit wider than normal, so you need to utilize your bounce pass skills and volley skills to keep alive. The ramps and orbit shots are lightning fast, and locks to the multiball are so creative. Just so many reasons to love this game. It seems to still be at an affordable price for the amount of game you get, but it seems these B titles are on the rise as A-list and new titles become more expensive.
1 year ago
Another big disappointment when this game came out for me. I was a fan of the movie and thought this game would be amazing . For some reason I think expectations were too high and just turned me off. At first glance the game looks like the artwork and playfield was just rushed into production without much thought or inspiration. The gameplay wasn't really terrible but its just not a theme I could ever get into.
1 year ago
deep and fun, great animation on color dmd
1 year ago
Wow, what a fun pin to play.


6 ball multi ball
4 flippers
4 Ramps
dead World
So many shots and things to shoot for
Very entertaining
Supergame. It's like having 2 games in one


Too many shots, makes you think way to much lol Sarcasm
Dark play field, either got to add spot lights, or bright LED lights

This is a must have game because it's so much fun. There are so many shots and things to shoot for. 48th rank game for a very reasonable price.
1 year ago
A great game for all types of players. A lot of fun for new players with a lot to shoot for but plenty to do/variety for those wanting more depth. Great detail on the playfield, one of the games that I actually like having four flippers on. Backglass is not my favorite but that can be modified if this game is a keeper for you.
1 year ago
Best art package!
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