New Moby Milestone: 50,000 unique games documented! 94,818 including all platform releases.

Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
...
Arcade
...
...
Amiga
65
...
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 Boss Damaged
Mercs Genesis Options
Mercs Commodore 64 Level 2
Mercs Atari ST The burning bodies sink into the swamp

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* (37859)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
IGN Genesis Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55

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 (56812), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (131936), Martin Smith (63062), gamewarrior (5064), drewbar (1083) and *Katakis* (37859)