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Should've stayed back in 1990
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Jul 7, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
9 out of 11 gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Problem is, good arcade games don't make good console games.
The Wii version, Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack gives you three games - Mad Dog McGree, Mad Dog II the Lost Gold and the Last Bounty Hunter
But each game plays out the same - they're rails shooters where you have to shoot the bad guys without getting shot or shooting innocent bystanders.
It was thrilling at first to play a live action game, but the excitement wore down because of the repetition.
Now, if the game played fair, then you should get through this collection in about an hour (way too short). But the game's targeting system is off track, forcing me to play the same spots over and over again.
Another thing that annoyed me about this collection is the game makers' attempts to pad out the meager content. I could see the stretch marks as they used gimmicks like difficulty levels and playing the same game with a second player tagging along (you'll have to beat it solo in order to unlock this feature.)
Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack is just too short and too repetitive for me to enjoy - even at $20. SKIP IT.
DO NOT RENT, DO NOT BUY!
posted by boyking (SANTA MARIA, CA) Dec 7, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
posted by Fausett (CHICO, CA) Dec 31, 2009
Member since Aug 2006
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Ugh, avoid like the plague
posted by NotJayKay (ASHBURN, VA) Nov 30, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Yes, it's that bad.
Not the greatest game I have played
posted by us2121 (MERRILL, WI) Jun 23, 2009
Member since Oct 2006
3 out of 8 gamers (38%) found this review helpful
posted by acannizzar (WILLOWS, CA) Nov 18, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
posted by Rickmus66 (TIMBERLAKE, NC) Jun 24, 2009
Member since May 2009
2 out of 11 gamers (18%) found this review helpful
To me it makes it more realistic.I played all the old real live action games back then.Phychic Detective,About a Detective who was trying to stop a devil worshiper from taking over the world.Johnny Gun,about a gangster who was trying to get out,but had his own people and other gangs trying to kill him.
All of them was great games.Yes Im old school but I like playing the new games as well.But there is just something more realistic about shooting real people than non real ones.Maybe Im morbid lol.Check out the screen shots on this site also.Rent it and judge it for yourself.
this is bad game do rent it
posted by vmj904 (EMERSON, AR) Nov 24, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
A Bad Game
posted by hugh261 (UPPER DARBY, PA) Sep 1, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
Not-So Blast from the Past
posted by emt1171 (NEW HAVEN, CT) Feb 5, 2012
Member since May 2011
Unfortunately, the game is marred by lousy hit detection, no matter what angle you shoot from. Even when I walked up to the TV and fired at point blank range, I was unable to hit opponents. As you might imagine, this made the game unplayable. It's a shame.
posted by trex6504 (HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA) Jan 22, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
posted by kypoolstik (MANCHESTER, KY) Jun 8, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
worst game ive played in my entire gaming career
posted by snowfly (BRIDGTON, ME) May 21, 2010
Member since May 2010
posted by rgural1 (NEW ORLEANS, LA) Mar 1, 2010
Member since Aug 2007
Trip Back to Childhood
posted by fixittech (WOODLAND PARK, CO) Jan 24, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
I will have to admit, that I agree with some of the other reviews. This game did not transfer very well to the Wii. The acting is horrible, and it can get repetitious. Although is gets silly, I'm pretty sure by The Last Bounty Hunter, the campyness was on purpose.
Regardless, this game was a quick journey back to my childhood, and I enjoyed it a lot. A never got very far in the game at the arcade, and since it was a buck a credit, my dad never let me try very many times. At least this way I was able to see how the story ended. Funny thing is, I repair arcade games now for a living, and this experience just inspired me to build my own Mad Dog cabinet to try and recapture what this game was missing.
Blast From the Past!
posted by SammyT (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Jan 8, 2010
Member since Jul 2005
The controls take a little while to get used to, and be sure you read the manual online, otherwise you'll end up like the other reviewer on here who thought you had to hide the sensor bar to reload your gun. Psst...All you have to do is aim off screen to reload.
For nostalgia's sake, I'm happy to see this game make a return, and wouldn't mind seeing more FMV movies coming back. Digital Pictures I'm looking at you.
Talk About Originality
posted by JSugarsmak (SHALLOTTE, NC) Oct 14, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
posted by metaspiral (ASHEVILLE, NC) Sep 13, 2009
Member since Aug 2008
then there's this actual game. except for nostalgia it has absolutely nothing going for it.the graphics are horrible by today's standards, the game mechanics are broken, and there is distinct lack of content. if you want to shoot at realistic targets there are several much better options (lethal enforcers, anyone?). or you could put the wiimote down and go to the target range. i guarantee you'll have more fun than with this piece of trash.
only reason i rated it a 3 is that it's got the nostalgia factor and i'm trying to consider it in the context of an early 90's arcade game rather than as a horrible wii port. avoid like the plague.
posted by damianrock (DULUTH, GA) Sep 10, 2009
Member since Nov 2007
posted by gueche13 (OCEAN SPRINGS, MS) Aug 27, 2009
Member since Jul 2007
posted by tempest (HOMOSASSA, FL) Aug 11, 2009
Member since May 2007
This used to be cutting edge, kids.
posted by PanicBlitz (SEATTLE, WA) Aug 8, 2009
Member since Oct 2007
The game, formerly a laserdisc-based arcade game, operates like Dragon's Lair; for the most part, you have to go through, keep getting killed, and memorize where to shoot next time. It IS possible to get the draw on the first try, but not terribly likely as the stages progress. The cheesy acting is just icing on the cake for being so absurdly comedic. For those of us who lived through these times, this is a great nostalgic trip worth a few hours of playing.
If nothing else, I hope this brings us one step closer to having a modern port of the game Night Trap, or maybe at least Gallagher's Gallery.
Needs to Shot
posted by mwood5033 (NORTH FORT MYERS, FL) Aug 3, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
posted by TheCROW74 (GRAND PRAIRIE, TX) Aug 2, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
It does not matter how cheesy the acting maybe or the quality of the video. Keep in mind this is a port. For the Wii this is greatness. This is the 1st live action shooter. This game has 3 games. Mad Dog McCree, Mad Dog McCree 2 and The Last Bounty Hunter. You get 3 games for a very reasonable price and if you have game fly dollars it's almost a crime not to buy.
I got this game in the mail Saturday and played it Saturday night. Something about this game and using the Resident evil type shot gun in the wild west. LOL. I had to buy this game. Now if American Laser Games will bring all their collection to the Wiil.
Give this game a shot. It may not be the best, but it's fun.
posted by KQswst104 (LONG BEACH, CA) Jul 27, 2009
Member since Nov 2004