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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 Amiga Walking in water
Mercs Atari ST Crossing a rift
Mercs SEGA Master System Title screen
Mercs Amiga The huge tank shoots at you

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 (40066)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42 (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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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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