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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 Amstrad CPC Title screen
Mercs Genesis Main menu
Mercs Atari ST Well said
Mercs Amiga Boss

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 (41891)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Your Sinclair Arcade Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zero Arcade Nov, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
VideoGame SEGA Master System Aug, 1992 6 out of 10 60
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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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 (62732), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (487), Kabushi (255402), Martin Smith (73662), gamewarrior (5048), drewbar (1085) and Katakis | カタキス (41891)
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