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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 SEGA Master System Crossing the bridge to...
Mercs SEGA Master System High scores
Mercs SEGA Master System The intro
Mercs SEGA Master System Game over

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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GamesCollection Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Nov 16, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
VideoGame Aug, 1992 6 out of 10 60


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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

drewbar (1085) added Mercs (SEGA Master System) on Jan 07, 2006
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