Not an American user?

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 Commodore 64 Level 1
Mercs Amiga Mission 3
Mercs ZX Spectrum It is possible to define separate action keys for each player
Mercs Amiga Mission 2

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game


Alternate Titles

  • "戦場の狼Ⅱ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS" -- Wii title
  • "Senjō no Ōkami II" -- Japanese title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga *Katakis* (38318)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 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 Jul, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Score Genesis May, 1994 45 out of 100 45
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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 (58511), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (416), Kabushi (170787), Martin Smith (62867), gamewarrior (5060), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (38318)