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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.


Mercs ZX Spectrum Took me a while to sort out the controls. Lots of the  enemy appeared. They did a lot of shooting but it was not focused. I'm still alive and I haven't worked out how to move or shoot yet.
Mercs Arcade Next level.
Mercs SEGA Master System ...the first boss: a Harrier jumpjet!
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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Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga *Katakis* (37823)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50


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Game was also released in Capcom Generations from PlayStation, it is straight conversion from arcade. The game is on the third disk of collection.
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