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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 Amiga The plane yard
Mercs Amiga Mission 1
Mercs Genesis The level 1 boss perishes
Mercs Amiga Mission 3

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* (38170)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
SegaFan.com SEGA Master System Nov 16, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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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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