Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Genesis
78
...
Commodore 64
...
1.9
Amstrad CPC
...
0.8
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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 Amiga The huge tank shoots at you
Mercs Atari ST Going to town
Mercs Atari ST Join the navy, see the world
Mercs Atari ST Well said

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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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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