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Mad Dog McCree -- American Laser Games

American Laser Games' Mad Dog McCree for the 3DO, is now available as part of the Gunslinger Collection. In this game you play a gunslinger out to save a town from outlaws. Featuring play with light-gun, standard controller or mouse, either one or two-players simultaniously can take on the action.

This was a novelty item when it hit the arcades around December 1990. The first time I saw Mad Dog my thoughts went something like this: ooh... a new laserdisc game (I loved 'em in the early 80's), oooh... shooting people (memories of Hogan's Alley), $1 a play... I'll just watch. Sadly watching is usually more fun than playing. I still can't figure out how ALG built a company around these shooters.

Next to Crime Patrol, this is my second favorite ALG game. What makes it for me is the "choose your own adventure" element, which allows you to evolve the game's story as you play along. Targeting is fair, so you can make a reasonable progression through the game. The story is interesting... and the cinema/FMV sequences -- while cheesy -- work will with the overall hoakiness of the game. If you have the game guns for your 3DO, go ahead and pick this one up, it's a great time killer. Besides when you get this game these days, it comes in a bundle with two other ALG titles for the price of one.

>>>>> 24.5/50 <<<<< E.Phoenix R.I.P.
Graphics 3.5 3.0
Sound 3.5 3.0
Gameplay/Control 1.0 2.5
Longevity/Playability 0.5 3.5
Overall 1.0 3.0
Total 9.5 15.0