Mad Dog McCree

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
5.0
Windows
...
3.2
DOS
...
3.0
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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 Windows You want me, stranger? Here's the keys to my room... meet me there!
Mad Dog McCree DOS Shooting bottles for practice
Mad Dog McCree SEGA CD The game has an extensive cast but no spell checker ("you're" vs "your")
Mad Dog McCree Windows Impressive stunt-drop from rooftop.

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

Power Unlimited CD-i Dec, 1994 8.3 out of 10 83
Génération 4 Arcade Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
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
Wiiloveit Nintendo 3DS Jun 14, 2012 13 out of 30 43
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Defunct Games SEGA CD Sep 26, 2004 35 out of 100 35
Nintendo Life Nintendo 3DS Jun 21, 2012 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20

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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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