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Zarlor Mercenary is a vertically scrolling shooter in which players takes the role of a mercenary group. The scenario is a long-time war between the Mendicant and Zarlor races and the mercenaries are hired by the Zarlors to clear out six levels hold by Mendicants.

The basic gameplay consists of using a space ship to kill all enemy opposition on the way to the level end. Getting hit by their attacks lowers the health bar which leads to a life loss when completely gone. On the other hand, every killed enemy or destroyed building gives money which can be used between levels to buy upgrades like mega bombs (damages all enemies on the screen), a back cannon, extra lives or a powerful shield. While the direction is always vertically, the screen can be slightly scrolled left and right.

Up to four players can participate in co-op gameplay; the difficulty is only effected by starting out with less lives. Then there are also two additional upgrades to buy: invisibility to hide from other players and back stabber which damages the other players instead of the enemies.


Zarlor Mercenary Lynx Things are getting a bit more tense...
Zarlor Mercenary Lynx Title screen
Zarlor Mercenary Lynx Level 2: Mesort Swamp
Zarlor Mercenary Lynx Level 1: Cadmar Desert

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Dragon Sep, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Raze Mar, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Play Time Jan, 1993 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1991 20 out of 40 50
Power Play Jan, 1991 50 out of 100 50
Génération 4 Jan, 1991 3 out of 10 30


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Patrick Bregger (277887) added Zarlor Mercenary (Lynx) on Jan 19, 2012
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