Travel to Mega City One in this Dystopian Cartoon Online Pokie
Judge Dredd has been the main character in two blockbuster movies. The first, in 1995, starred Sylvester Stallone as the futuristic law-enforcement officer. The latest movie was in 2012. This character started as a comic strip in the 2000AD comics. He patrols Mega City One – a city covering the entire East Coast of the United States. You’ll be transported to this dystopian futuristic city in this brilliantly produced NextGen Gaming pokie.
There is plenty of action on the reels, including an optional ‘Super Bet’ which brings extra random wilds.
Here is what to look out for when you spin on Judge Dredd:
If you spin for the default 25 coins, you will sometimes see wilds appearing after the spinning stops on reel 3. Judge Dredd breaks through the symbols – transforming them into wilds that substitute for everything except the badge scatters.
To the left of the five reels, you’ll see a ‘Super Bet’ button. This gives you the option to add these random wilds to the other reels. There are two levels. If you spin for 35 coins, wilds can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. If you spin for 50 coins (doubling your bet per spin), they can appear on any of the five reels. This can make a big difference to your prizes – especially when they link up with regular wilds and the higher paying symbols.
Badge symbols – which look like a futuristic version of a police badge – trigger the free spins bonus. You need a minimum of three to get 10 free spins. These symbols also pay scatter prizes. For the maximum five, you’ll get 2,500 coins before your 10 free spins begin.
The background of the reels changes to a city view for this bonus – and any wins you hit are doubled. Best of all, there are more random wilds compared to the base game. Not every spin will get them, though some spins will see 3 or 4 appearing.
After some spins at random, Judge Dredd appears from the left of the reels. He will stand and shoot at you one or more times. Each time he shoots, a cash award will count up in the middle of the reels. This is not the most interactive of features – though can sometimes provide welcome mid-sized wins.
This game has a standard 5×3 reel configuration – with 25 win-lines. Coin sizes start at 1c, so you can spin for just 25c and up (without the super bet). Judge Dredd has a mobile pokie version.
Wild symbols show the Judge himself. These are the highest paying symbols – worth 2000 coins for the maximum 5. A skull with a glowing red eye comes next at 1000 coins, with Dredd on a motorbike paying 500 coins. Unique symbols are completed by a gun and glove – with playing card symbols providing the smaller wins.
A smog-covered glowing red city can be seen behind the reels – which have a metallic surround. Each time you spin, you’ll hear dark sci-fi sounds, with higher-pitched warbles for wins. There are some excellent animations – the highlight being when Dredd breaks through the reels to provide those extra wilds. When you win with this symbol, you’ll see Dredd come to life, hitting his gloved hand with a stick.
The animation where Judge Dredd walks in and fires his gun at you is also well produced. You’ll see a full-sized picture, covering most of the reels, and hear sharp gunshots ring out.
There are also some small touches which go a long way to bringing the theme to life. These include the playing card symbols – which are twisted and battered to fit with the Mega City One theme. You’ll also see the Judge Dredd catchphrase ‘I am the law’ under the reels.
I enjoyed this game, which does a great job of bringing the original 2000AD comic character to life. While it is simple compared to some online pokies, the combination of extra wilds and doubled wins does make the free spins bonus worth hitting. Add in some random cash wins and the Super Bet option, and you have a pokie worth playing.