Mercs (ZX Spectrum)

Mercs ZX Spectrum Load screen. Appears very briefly


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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 ZX Spectrum Lost a life. That reset the score back to zero. Here I am in front of a building that is literally asking to be shot at.
Mercs ZX Spectrum From here I get to define the control options of each player
Mercs ZX Spectrum I need to shoot the crate, kill the bad guys, and collect the contents
Mercs ZX Spectrum Load screen. Appears very briefly

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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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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Crash! Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Your Sinclair Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75


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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

Kabushi (179288) added Mercs (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 19, 2004
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