Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106
Pick a path through this cool new Dredd mystery
Since Judge Dredd is now a major motion picture star again, it’s no surprise to see his presence on the app store, but it is a bit of a surprise to see such a famous character adapted into a ‘pick your own adventure’ style novel. It’s not a bad fit, just not what we might have expected.
As it happens this style of adventure story works well on the iPad. With no way of skipping to the end to see what outcome you might be able to achieve, you have to stick it out to the end, living with your choices as your progress. The use of dice rolls to decide the outcome of battles, both firearm based and hand to hand, also adds an element of chance to things.
The overall story has plenty of the familiar Judge Dredd humour and violence in equal measure, and takes plenty of twists and turns that mean repeated reads should be worth trying. What little art there is in the book is at least original and typical of the Dredd comics.
For staunch 2000 AD and Dredd fans this is a pretty cool extension to the character, and definitely worth checking out by fans of old adventure books too.
Adventure books given new life on iOS – and with good results.
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