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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
1.9
Amstrad CPC
...
0.8
Amiga
65
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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 Genesis Lifted up on a ledge
Mercs Atari ST Going to the jungle
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 Mission 2

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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Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga *Katakis* (37850)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
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
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 3 out of 12 25

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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 *C64* (54133), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (130236), Martin Smith (63052), gamewarrior (5064), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (37850)