Mad Dog McCree

Critic Score User Score
Nintendo 3DS
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4.5
PlayStation 3
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5.0
Arcade
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5.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Mad Dog McCree SEGA CD The game has an extensive cast but no spell checker ("you're" vs "your")
Mad Dog McCree DOS Got 'im!
Mad Dog McCree Windows Title Screen #2.
Mad Dog McCree Windows Difficulty Selection Screen. - Will you be Deputy or Gunslinger?

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 (4359)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Dec 23, 2011 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1996 24.5 out of 50 49
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo 3DS Jun 14, 2012 4 out of 10 40
Defunct Games SEGA CD Sep 26, 2004 35 out of 100 35
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo 3DS Oct 29, 2012 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic 3DO May 09, 2013 F 0

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Trivia

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.

Technology

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.

Awards

  • FLUX
    • Issue #4 - #14 Worst Video Game of All-Time
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Xoleras

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