Quick Draw McGraw by Hi-Tec Software


quick_draw_mcgraw_01Publisher: Hi-Tec Software
Developer: PAL Develop.
Release Date: 1990
Code: Finlay Munro
GFX: Pete Tattersall
Music: Richard Rinn
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 83%
Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Heh-heh… good ol’ Quick Draw McGraw. I used to love watching those old Hanna-Barbera cartoons back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a pity we don’t get to see them anymore 😦
Quick Draw McGraw is another one of Hi-Tec’s Hanna-Barbera licensed games, which seemed to follow the same format and structure as all the rest of them. Not much imagination has gone into this game and unfortunately, like the rest of them, it’s very short.
Playing the game, you take on the role of dappy, Quick Draw McGraw (he’s a sheriff and a horse you know?!) who’s task it is to rid the local trains of Indians (Native Americans to the rest of us) and bandits. He is armed with his six-shooter and a spring in his step. The game itself looks and sounds quite good and the controls and movements are easy to get used to. Unfortunately, the game becomes monotonous and you can quickly get bored of the repetitive game play. It’s probably just as well there are only four levels…
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Quick Draw McGraw has finally reached the front of the fourth train!
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The final bandit needs to be stopped!
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After about 30 shots, the bandit is dee-yed.
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The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Back in the day I completed it without cheats, but for the sake of collecting the ending for our site, I used a level-skip trainer version (tut-tut).
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have reached the front of the fourth train and shot the final bandit around 30 times, an ending message appears, which reads: “WELL DONE QUICKDRAW. GAME COMPLETED.
COMMENTS:
Vinny: I do love the look, sound and feel of this game, but unfortunately it’s far too short, and the game ending is totally dire!
Kungfufurby: This ending is very bad, and doooooooooooooooooon’t you forget e-it! Besides, we all hate very basic one or two-lined text-only endings, right?
Brendan Phoenix: The main sprite looks really good, so you can see some effort went into the game, pity the same cannot be said about the ending – it is just like all the other games of the same ilk – did they add these endings on a copy and paste basis?
Andrew Fisher: Hi-Tec had a very small team, making these licensed games on a small budget, so there was an element of re-using code that worked… The game is fun, in a short-lived Express Raider sort of style, but no surprise it was a poor ending…
FINAL SAY: What a flea-biting little critter!

G.E. RATING: 0.5 / 10

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