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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.3
Wii
...
0.0
Genesis
81
4.2
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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 SEGA Master System Crossing the bridge to...
Mercs Genesis That's a big one!
Mercs Amiga Walking in water
Mercs Genesis The level 1 boss perishes

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* (37797)

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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 46 out of 100 46

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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.
Contributed to by FatherJack (34892), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (121564), Martin Smith (63155), gamewarrior (5065), drewbar (1084) and *Katakis* (37797)