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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
0.8
Arcade
...
...
Atari ST
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2.8
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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 You start out on the enemy shore
Mercs Atari ST Mission 1 completed
Mercs ZX Spectrum Lost a life. That reset the score back to zero. Here I am in front of a building that is literally asking to be shot at.
Mercs Genesis That's a big one!

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* (37871)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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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

Contributed to by FatherJack (57634), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (132347), Martin Smith (63067), gamewarrior (5063), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (37871)