SNES Military game

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scotland
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SNES Military game

Postby scotland » July 17th, 2017, 9:55 pm

http://blog.pricecharting.com/2017/07/multi-purpose-arcade-combat-simulator.html

There was a target shooting game used by the US military, on the SNES. It was never commercially released. Its called MACS, and uses a light gun version of a full weight M16 for infantry training. The blog says its rare not due to low numbers like a prototype, but that they were not sold off to military surplus stores but likely destroyed.

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Re: SNES Military game

Postby Stalvern » July 18th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Very interesting. I didn't expect to see the Sculptured Software name on that cartridge. Strange that they would use a console for this instead of a computer, especially if they were going to build their own light gun.

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Re: SNES Military game

Postby scotland » July 18th, 2017, 2:48 pm

Found a photo of the light gun

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I'm reminding of Crocodile Dundee - now thats a light gun.

This site:
https://undertheradar.military.com/2016/05/6-military-video-games-used-to-train-troops-on-the-battlefield/
lists not just this SNES game but several others, including the Xbox game "Full Spectrum Warrior". Other games are indeed PC games, not console games.

So, why a SNES game in 1994 and not a Windows PC game? Good question. Security? Standard across training areas? I don't know.


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