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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
0.8
Genesis
81
4.2
Commodore 64
...
...
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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 Atari ST Destroyed another boss
Mercs Amiga Mission 1
Mercs Amiga Boss
Mercs Genesis The first heavy jungle section

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* (37493)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Genesis Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 10, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Game was also released in Capcom Generations from PlayStation, it is straight conversion from arcade. The game is on the third disk of collection.
Contributed to by FatherJack (18980), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (421), Kabushi (116129), Martin Smith (63198), gamewarrior (5067), drewbar (1084) and *Katakis* (37493)