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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.

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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
Mercs Amiga Crossing a bridge
Mercs Genesis Now it's dead
Mercs Atari ST Crossing the bridge...

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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* (38292)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 64 out of 100 64
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
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

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