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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 Atari ST Well said
Mercs SEGA Master System Being chased by enemy soldiers
Mercs Genesis Moving faster and with some security
Mercs ZX Spectrum Nearly there...

Promo Images

Mercs Screenshot
Mercs Screenshot

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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User Reviews

Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga Katakis | カタキス (39506)

Critic Reviews

Sega Force (UK) Genesis Jan, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Score Genesis May, 1994 45 out of 100 45

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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 (62758), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (498), Kabushi (204670), Martin Smith (66812), gamewarrior (5100), drewbar (1085) and Katakis | カタキス (39506)