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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 Windows Main Selection Screen.
Mad Dog McCree SEGA CD The Sheriff's office scenario
Mad Dog McCree DOS The town coot explains the situation
Mad Dog McCree Windows You're as good as dead, man!

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 (4364)

The Press Says

Génération 4 Arcade Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Touch Arcade iPhone Dec 21, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Dec 23, 2011 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Dec, 1993 5.5 out of 10 55
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1996 24.5 out of 50 49
High Score Macintosh Jul, 1995 2 out of 5 40
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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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