Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
0.8
Commodore 64
...
...
Wii
...
3.8
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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 Atari ST The top is blown off the bunker
Mercs Amiga Destroying the cottage with a smart bomb
Mercs Genesis Title screen
Mercs SEGA Master System The intro

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* (37938)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 51 out of 100 51

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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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