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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 Atari ST Title screen
Mercs Atari ST Dead on the beach
Mercs Amiga Continue?
Mercs Genesis Barriers and tanks on level 2

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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Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga *Katakis* (37914)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 28 out of 100 28


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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.


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

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