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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 Arcade Kill the enemy.
Mercs Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Mercs ZX Spectrum I need to shoot the crate, kill the bad guys, and collect the contents
Mercs Genesis Level 2 boss, still needing 5 big hits

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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* (38222)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
SegaFan.com SEGA Master System Nov 16, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 28 out of 100 28
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 3 out of 12 25

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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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