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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Master System
...
2.4
Amstrad CPC
...
0.8
Arcade
...
3.3
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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 Atari ST Found a big rifle aboard a ship
Mercs Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Mercs Genesis Graphics style changes across the bridge
Mercs Genesis Blowing up a turret

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* (37843)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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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* (53303), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (128212), Martin Smith (63107), gamewarrior (5064), drewbar (1084) and *Katakis* (37843)