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Commodore 64
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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 Commodore 64 Boss Damaged
Mercs ZX Spectrum I think this is the end of level boss. It's not an easy thing to kill. I came close but it chewed up my last life first
Mercs Atari ST The burning bodies sink into the swamp
Mercs Atari ST Well said

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* (37938)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75 Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74 SEGA Master System Nov 16, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 46 out of 100 46


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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.


  • Commodore Format
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Bottom 10 Games of all Time

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