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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 A mid-level boss
Mercs Arcade Next level.
Mercs Amiga Boss
Mercs Arcade End of level boss.

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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* (38210)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
IGN Genesis Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
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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