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Mad Dog McCree Takes Aim at 3DS

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Strictly old-school

In its relatively short existence so far, the 3DS eShop has already enjoyed its fair share of vintage download titles. The latest to emerge — somewhat unexpectedly — is Mad Dog McCree, a full motion video (FMV) arcade shooter.

Originally an arcade machine, this simple point-and-shoot title made its way to different disc-based consoles in the mid-90s, such as Sega CD and CD-i. It was also released as part of the Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack on Wii, so this won't be this game's first appearance on a Nintendo console. Ruud van de Moosdijk, VP of Development at Engine Software BV, explained to Nintendo World Report how they'd come to work on the project, and why the visuals won't make use of the handheld's stereoscopic display.

We got in touch with them (Digital Leisure) and said you know, Mad Dog McCree, you guys own the license, how about a 3DS version?

It's all full motion video, there's really no 3D in the 3DS version because how were you gonna do that?

This title will apparently be available 'very soon': will you be tempted to download it?


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User Comments (31)



Undead_terror said:

might MIGHT buy it if its cheap,never played it before,but theres better cowboys(games) in the saloon(eshop)



ArcanaXVI said:

I'm skipping it. There are too many good games out there to be bothered with something like this.



Mk_II said:

No thank you. already have this on CD-i (also got the essemtial lightgun)



fortius54 said:

I have to say why do you need a 3DS version of a game that came out in the90's. I would say this constitutes the title shovelware.



blackknight77 said:

The game is cool in the arcades with a light gun. I worry it will not play well for a portable device.



SBOY said:

Maybe on 3DS if they put the 3D I would have consider this... But an old game that came out on a new platform and didn't even seem to care about the new option... No thanks!



TheGreenSpiny said:

I thought about buying the Wii game for Sh!ts and giggles, bit never saw it sold anywhere. The videos for it look so awesomely bad, what with the obvious time of day changes from shot to shot. Truthfully though, I'd rather have Night Trap.



RR529 said:

It might have been a good novelty item had they found a way to utilize the 3D, but since not, this is most definately a skip.



Stine said:

lolno. I want the Wii collection, but on the 3DS it just wouldn't be fun at all.



LittleIrves said:

I remember seeing the original arcade game at a Disney World resort my family and I stayed at in the early 90s. I was amazed. Now... well, I sort of want it for Wii as a novelty, but I see no point in the 3DS version.
What would be cool? A kind of shooting gallery game that utilizes both the Gyro- and the touchscreen, but instead of simply touching the target you have to fling your weapon up into the top screen (like Big Bang Mini). Possible use of AR stuff, too.



MagicEmperor said:

Heh. I played the original in an arcade once. It was good for a laugh, but I'm giving this 3DS iteration a pass.



HugoSmits said:

This game is what made me want a CD-ROM drive all the way back in 1995 ?

I remember getting it for xmas... My dad loves to tease me with those things. He build in the drive a few days before xmas (and I didn't even see it or notice it!). And then on xmas he only gave me the game.

So I was like "yeah.. but I cannot play this!" and he was all like "well.. I didn't know! what a shame!". Just before I thought this was going to be the worst xmas ever he started to laugh and show me the drive... he even already installed the game so I could play right away!



HaNks said:

hell no. i downloaded the wii version just for a laugh. be surprised if there's much of a market for this on 3ds eshop.



Punny said:

Not for me. If I am craving Mad Dog McCree, I will watch Taco-Man's review of it instead of downloading it.



ToastyYogurt said:

I don't really see why it will be on 3DS without 3D when it could be on DSiWare. I mean, if they could fit Dragon's Lair into DSiWare's tiny size limit, I'm sure this could get in there somehow....



ToastyYogurt said:

But still, I think it's silly you people won't buy something because it isn't in 3D. That's like starving and not eating something because it's not the color blue. Not saying this game is good or anything (I doubt it is), but there ya go.



MrSparkle said:

You guys are a little bit early on the april fools jokes . They can't be serious these games were awful, in the arcade, on the cd-i, on the sega cd.



RR529 said:

@Destroyer64, I assume they're releasing it on 3DS instead of DSi because they're wanting to move on to the new system. Also, even without 3D aspect, there are many reasons to release the game on 3DS. Superior screen resolution, more powerful graphics, circle pad, and not having to worry about possibly compromising quality due to DSi's file size are more than enough reasons to make it a "3DS Download". Even if it turns out bad, it'll still turn out better than what it would have as a DSiWare title.

Also, not buying a game because it doesn't have a particular feature (3D in this case), is not like refusing food because it's the "wrong" color. Food's a necessity, so it is silly to reject it for a reason such as that. Games are a luxury, it's not wrong to refuse to buy it because it lacks a feature you want. If you want a multiplayer game, would it be wrong to skip out on Super Mario 3D Land instead of Mario Kart 7. No, because MK7 has the feature you happen to want. Likewise, it's not wrong to skip this, so you can get a 3D eShop game such as Kirby's Adventure, Sakura Samurai, or VVVVVV.



BulbasaurusRex said:

I really like the WiiWare version, but without 3D or (more importantly) a light gun equivalent, I don't have any interest in this version.

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