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DescriptionIn this sequel to the game Mercenary, the planet Eris is in danger: A comet, fittingly named "Damocles", is on a straight collision course with the planet. Within only a few hours, the comet will obliterate Eris.
It is your job to prevent this. In the maddeningly short time frame, you will have to explore the galaxy (which contains 9 planets and 19 moons) and try to find a way to stop the comet.
Just like Mercenary, you play this game in the first person perspective, this time however with detailed filled polygon graphics. You can walk on the planets, drive vehicles and fly spaceships. It is very non-linear, you can go to any planet and any moon at any time and do whatever you like. You'll have to find and use objects and examine buildings and places... and stay away from Eris if you can't destroy Damocles in time!
- "Mercenary II: Sword of Damocles" -- Working title
Part of the Following Group
|Take these broken wings||Atari ST||Ashley Pomeroy (233)|
The Press Says
|Zzap!||Amiga||Apr, 1989||95 out of 100||95|
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Nov, 1989||94 out of 100||94|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Aug, 1990||94 out of 100||94|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Sep, 1990||92 out of 100||92|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Sep, 1990||80 out of 100||80|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Sep, 1990||79 out of 100||79|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Sep, 1990||74 out of 100||74|
|Power Play||Amiga||Sep, 1990||74 out of 100||74|
|Amiga Computing||Amiga||Sep, 1990||73 out of 100||73|
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Cancelled PC versionA PC conversion of the game, featuring enhanced graphics, FMV sequences and a full orchestral score, was developed for Psygnosis in 1995. It was apparently completed, and there is some confusion over why it has never been released.
- ST Format
- August 1991 (Issue #8) – #3 Top Atari ST Classic Games (Editorial staff vote)
Related Web Sites
- MDDClone -- The three Mercenary games, including Damocles, rewritten for the PC.