Conclusion: You can see why they thought porting this game would be a good idea, the Wiimote controls do make aiming significantly easier than in previous console iterations, but at its core, Mad Dog McCree is an interesting idea executed quite badly. It hasn't stood the test of time very well at all (not that it was great in the first place) and considering the Wii isn't short of these light-gun style games it's a hard one to recommend.
Realistic shooting of bad guys in remake of gunslinger game.
Common Sense Media
4 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this retro first-person shooter game is about the shooting of cowboys who appear in real time videos. Real humans are killed, and they sometimes moan in agony when shot. Along the way, there is a little bit of blood on arrows sticking out of a dead man. There is alcohol, drinking, and the slurring of words. There is the suggestion of sex, the showing of cleavage, and some crude humor, too. At one point, a cowboy falls into a pile of dung.
Review: Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack (Nintendo Wii)
3 September 2009
Summary: The Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack is a nice return to FMV gaming when it was erroneously considered “The next big thing” (apologies to UFC champ Brock Lesnar). Although these light gun games require some of the most meticulous timing you’ll ever encounter, along with a decent amount of luck and patience, there’s still a blast to play if you are a fan of camp or purposely cheesy things.
Excerpt: When the original version of Mad Dog McCree was released to the arcades back in the early nineties, it was something of a revelation. A huge 50+” screen housed the live action shooter, with players taking up arms to defeat the eponymous bandit. The hammy, wooden acting and the packing in of every Wild West stereotype that you could imagine made it into something that was greater than the sum of its parts.
Conclusion: a specialized computer controller with a light gun attached to it to ensure you were shooting the screen in the right place at the right time. Now, the video is encoded on a Wii disc (and although it doesn’t look perfect, it’s pretty good considering the age of the source material) and your Wiimote becomes your trusty six-shooter. Support for the Wii Zapper and other similar gun peripherals are supported although not required.