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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 Genesis Shooting down trees
Mercs Arcade Well Done.
Mercs Genesis Blowing up a turret
Mercs Amiga Mission 7

Promo Images

Mercs Screenshot
Mercs Screenshot

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 | カタキス (39531)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70 Genesis Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Score Genesis May, 1994 45 out of 100 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1991 2.6 out of 12 22


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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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