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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 Amiga Killed a soldier
Mercs Arcade Keep shooting.
Mercs Commodore 64 Boss
Mercs Genesis That's a big one!

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 (41056)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Datormagazin Amiga Aug 29, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 28 out of 100 28

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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

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