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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
70
3.2
Arcade
...
...
Genesis
81
4.2
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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 Crossing the bridge...
Mercs Amiga Mission 6
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 Amiga Destroy the shacks to continue

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* (37842)

The Press Says

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
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

Game was also released in Capcom Generations from PlayStation, it is straight conversion from arcade. The game is on the third disk of collection.
Contributed to by FatherJack (52204), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (126820), Martin Smith (63136), gamewarrior (5065), drewbar (1084) and *Katakis* (37842)