One shouldn't expect a great (or even good) game from this collection. What one should expect is a slice of video game history, a snapshot of a time when companies were trying to figure out what the next big thing in gaming was going to be, and when the public was wowed for at least a short time by new technology (anyone remember Sega's hologram arcade game, Time Traveller?)
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.
posted by mwood5033 (NORTH FORT MYERS, FL) Aug 3, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
The arcade version of this game was great. Who ever designed the gameplay for the wii on this game needs to shot in the knee caps and hung by the neck till dead. Such a waste of what was a great arcade. If they were just going to ruin the game they should have just left it alone. Absolute worst game ever played on the wii.
posted by TheCROW74 (GRAND PRAIRIE, TX) Aug 2, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
I was at the store back in June and saw this game and didn't really pay attention to it at first. Then I started thinking back to the day when I played this in the arcade and how many quarters I spent playing this along with games like Dragon's Lair and Space Ace.
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.