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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 Landslide.
Mercs Atari ST Its hull is broken
Mercs Genesis Moving faster and with some security
Mercs ZX Spectrum Load screen. Appears very briefly

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 (39490)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 805 out of 1000 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
IGN Genesis Feb 09, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Bottom 10 Games of all Time

Contributed to by FatherJack (62754), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (498), Kabushi (209748), Martin Smith (66852), gamewarrior (5091), drewbar (1085) and Katakis | カタキス (39490)