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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 A helicopter boss
Mercs Amiga Boss
Mercs Amiga Mission 1
Mercs Amiga Mission 3

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* (38155)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 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
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 28 out of 100 28
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 3 out of 12 25
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

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