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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 SEGA Master System Cornered near a hut
Mercs Amiga Mission 7
Mercs ZX Spectrum I'm moving now. I seem to have a more powerful gun than anyone else, which is good.
Mercs Amiga Mission 4

Promo Images

Mercs Screenshot
Mercs Screenshot

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 | カタキス (39505)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Score Genesis May, 1994 45 out of 100 45
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 28 out of 100 28

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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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