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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
81
4.2
Commodore 64
...
...
ZX Spectrum
...
1.9
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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 Genesis Graphics style changes across the bridge
Mercs Arcade Coming in to land.
Mercs Arcade Intro.
Mercs Amiga Weapons galore

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* (37795)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
IGN Genesis Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

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