Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
...
1.9
SEGA Master System
...
...
Genesis
78
...
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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 Lifted up on a ledge
Mercs SEGA Master System Title screen
Mercs Atari ST Join the navy, see the world
Mercs Genesis Across the bridge

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* (37895)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
SegaFan.com SEGA Master System Nov 16, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1991 2.6 out of 12 22

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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 (139030), Martin Smith (63054), gamewarrior (5063), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (37895)