Mad Dog McCree

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Mad Dog McCree and his gang have kidnapped the Mayor and his daughter, and its up to you to rescue them. You must blast through bars and bank robberies to take the gang out and save everything you regard as good and true. Where the game differs from other Operation Wolf-influenced shoot-'em-ups is in the use of live video, with real people appearing on the screen before you shoot them down. You have unlimited continues with which to reach the end, so the actors will have their screen deaths seen by as many people as they would had they starred in a film.

The PlayStation 3 version has re-mastered full-motion footage (720p), a new scoring system with leaderboards, and cooperative gameplay for up to four players. The Move peripheral is supported as a controller.


Mad Dog McCree SEGA CD The game has an extensive cast but no spell checker ("you're" vs "your")
Mad Dog McCree Windows The Sheriff's Potemkin office.
Mad Dog McCree DOS Too much motion equals too much compression
Mad Dog McCree Windows The 'Territorial Bank' : Entrance cleared.

Alternate Titles

  • "Mad Dog" -- iPhone title

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User Reviews

Not bad if you can get it for a buck DOS Alan Chan (3479)
FMV video means nothing when a game is this bad. Windows Spartan_234 (422)
A really, really bad game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Arcade Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
7Wolf Magazine Windows Dec 06, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Touch Arcade iPhone Dec 21, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 57 out of 100 57
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 47 out of 100 47
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo 3DS Oct 29, 2012 3 out of 10 30
PC Gamer Windows Apr, 2003 4 out of 100 4
The Video Game Critic CD-i Jul 02, 2002 F 0


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German index

On June 30, 1994, Mad Dog McCree was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.


One of the few multimedia PC titles ever produced that would run on a 286. This was achieved by using a really simplistic delta compression scheme; in addition, bandwidth/data requirements were kept low by halving the horizontal resolution when too many changes occurred per frame, then halving vertical resolution in addition to that if necessary. See the screenshots (this one in particular) for an example of this technique.


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