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Mercs (Genesis)

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Mercs is a shoot 'em up influenced by Ikari Warriors. You are an anti-terrorism soldier, and must rescue a former President from a Central African revolutionary gang.

You run through each of the 8 levels, which primarily scroll horizontally, shooting everyone before they can shoot you. At times you will have to shoot trees and other scenery to progress.

Finding strategic placings is important, especially as you can't shoot while on water. Most of the time you are on foot, but at times you can hijack vehicles of shot foes. There are improved weapons, smart bombs and energy recharges to collect. Each of the 8 levels ends with a large vehicle requiring multiple shots to destroy.


Mercs Genesis Barriers and tanks on level 2
Mercs Genesis Moving faster and with some security
Mercs Genesis Original mode start
Mercs Genesis Options

Alternate Titles

  • "戦場の狼Ⅱ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS" -- Wii title
  • "Senjō no Ōkami II" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic May 21, 2000 A- 91
Mean Machines Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75 Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Power Play Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70 Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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Game was also released in Capcom Generations from PlayStation, it is straight conversion from arcade. The game is on the third disk of collection.
Martin Smith (63104) added Mercs (Genesis) on Jan 08, 2006
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