Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
...
1.9
Genesis
78
...
Amstrad CPC
...
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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 Original mode start
Mercs Amstrad CPC Title screen
Mercs Genesis Main menu
Mercs Commodore 64 Level 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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User Reviews

Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga *Katakis* (37879)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 51 out of 100 51

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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

Contributed to by FatherJack (58533), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (136606), Martin Smith (63067), gamewarrior (5063), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (37879)