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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
...
SEGA Master System
...
2.4
Genesis
79
4.1
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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 ZX Spectrum One or two players
Mercs ZX Spectrum Load screen. Appears very briefly
Mercs SEGA Master System Title screen
Mercs ZX Spectrum I think this is the end of level boss. It's not an easy thing to kill. I came close but it chewed up my last life first

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* (37853)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
IGN Genesis Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
SegaFan.com SEGA Master System Nov 16, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 3 out of 12 25

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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 (56477), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (131840), Martin Smith (63058), gamewarrior (5064), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (37853)