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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
81
4.1
Wii
...
0.0
SEGA Master System
...
2.4
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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 Amiga Mission 3
Mercs Atari ST The real title screen
Mercs Amiga Crossing a bridge

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* (37849)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 28 out of 100 28
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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