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SNES Military game

Posted: July 17th, 2017, 9:55 pm
by scotland

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.

Re: SNES Military game

Posted: July 18th, 2017, 1:59 pm
by Stalvern
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.

Re: SNES Military game

Posted: July 18th, 2017, 2:48 pm
by scotland
Found a photo of the light gun


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

This site:
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.