DescriptionDue to an engine malfunction, your spaceship crashes on the planet Targ. Unlike your trusty vessel, you survive the crash and now have to find a way to get away from this planet. But hey, while you're at it, you might as well try to get some money off your unplanned stay on Targ.
You're a mercenary, and it just so happens that the two races on the planet are at war. So why not use that to your advantage and do some favors for each race... against cash?
You play this game in a first-person perspective with vector graphics. There's a huge planet for you to explore, you can walk around on it or take airborne vehicles to reach elevated locations.
- "Mercenary: Escape from Targ" -- In-game title
- "Mercenary: Die Flucht von Targ" -- German tag-lined title
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|Your Sinclair||Jul, 1991||99 out of 100||99|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Oct, 1987||96 out of 100||96|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Dec, 1987||870 out of 1000||87|
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1001 Video GamesMercenary appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- Commodore Format
- April 1991 (Issue 7) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
- November 1994 (Issue 50) – #37 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
Related Web Sites
- The Mercenary Site (A site dedicated to the Mercenary series of games, and home of MDDClone; 'An on-going project that brings the Mercenary series of games to the PC. The latest version includes Mercenary 1: Escape From Targ, The Second City, Damocles, and Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis.')