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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
1.9
Arcade
...
3.3
Atari ST
...
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 Should I choose hamburger or chicken?
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 Landslide.
Mercs ZX Spectrum I'm moving now. I seem to have a more powerful gun than anyone else, which is good.

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* (37804)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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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 (40098), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (122086), Martin Smith (63159), gamewarrior (5065), drewbar (1084) and *Katakis* (37804)