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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 Boss
Mercs Atari ST The top is blown off the bunker
Mercs Amiga Walking in water
Mercs ZX Spectrum A kind of screen-saver appeared when I waited too long at the 1 or 2 player screen, pictures of the two 1 mercs.

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* (38149)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
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
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
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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