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Mad Dog McCree

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 3DS
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4.0
SEGA CD
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2.2
DOS
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2.9
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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 old man begs you to help the town...
Mad Dog McCree DOS The Mayor's Daughter
Mad Dog McCree Windows The Sheriff - in his own jail jelling 'Get me outta here!' ... what a loser!
Mad Dog McCree DOS 'You've only got two lives left...'

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 (3559)
FMV video means nothing when a game is this bad. Windows Spartan_234 (422)
A really, really bad game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) CD-i Feb, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Unlimited CD-i Dec, 1994 8.3 out of 10 83
Génération 4 Arcade Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
neXGam CD-i 1995 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1996 24.5 out of 50 49
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 47 out of 100 47
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Edge 3DO Jan, 1994 3 out of 10 30
PC Gamer Windows Apr, 2003 4 out of 100 4

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Trivia

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 occured per frame, then halving vertical resolution in addition to that if necessary. See the screenshots ("Too much motion equals too much compression" in particular) for an example of this technique.

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Contributed to by Corn Popper (69780), Trixter (8734), Sciere (257362), Kabushi (122970), Multimedia Mike (17464), Indra is here (19705), Spartan_234 (422) and Tomas Pettersson (19961)