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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.


Mercs Arcade Coming in to land.
Mercs Genesis Shoot the inhabitants of the tanks, then get in one
Mercs Amiga Mission 8
Mercs Arcade Driving a jeep.

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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Capcom's answer to Ikari Warriors Amiga *Katakis* (37741)

The Press Says

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75 Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
IGN Genesis Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72 Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 46 out of 100 46


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Game was also released in Capcom Generations from PlayStation, it is straight conversion from arcade. The game is on the third disk of collection.
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