Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
3.6
Amiga
65
3.2
SEGA Master System
...
2.4
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Mercs ZX Spectrum Lost a life. That reset the score back to zero. Here I am in front of a building that is literally asking to be shot at.
Mercs Genesis Walking a lonely road to start the level
Mercs Amiga Boss
Mercs Atari ST The top is blown off the bunker

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga *Katakis* (37896)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 64 out of 100 64
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Capcom Generations

Game was also released in Capcom Generations from PlayStation, it is straight conversion from arcade. The game is on the third disk of collection.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Bottom 10 Games of all Time

Contributed to by FatherJack (58535), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (138980), Martin Smith (63058), gamewarrior (5063), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (37896)