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Mercs

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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2.8
Amstrad CPC
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0.8
SEGA Master System
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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 Arcade Keep shooting.
Mercs Atari ST It works!
Mercs Genesis Graphics style changes across the bridge
Mercs Atari ST You start out on the enemy shore

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* (37801)

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
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Mar 18, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
SegaFan.com SEGA Master System Nov 16, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
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 (35713), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (121658), Martin Smith (63154), gamewarrior (5065), drewbar (1084) and *Katakis* (37801)