Mercs

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Mercs
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Capcom
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,000 (7,210)7,000e[3] G-4051
Sega Mega Drive
US
1119
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1119
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9534.95[5] 1119
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Master System
EU
9007
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[9]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[12]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[10]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[13]
OFLC: PG

Mercs, called Senjou no Ookami II (戦場の狼II) in Japan, is a top-down arcade shoot-'em-up developed by Capcom, which was ported to a variety of home consoles and computers including the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System. It is a sequel to the arcade game Commando (Senjou no Ookami in Japan) and was followed by Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 in 2008.

The Mega Drive version of the game was released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service, with the official title of Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS to properly tie in with Commando 3.

The Mega Drive version of Mercs was banned from sale in Germany[14].

Gameplay

A and C shoot. B fires a bomb (which is available in a limited supply).

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Mercs Mercs
English (US) Mercs Mercs
Japanese Senjou no Ookami II (戦場の狼II)

Production credits

Mega Drive version


Magazine articles

Main article: Mercs/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Mercs MD JP PrintAdvert.jpg

JP print advert

page=50

Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #11: "September 1993" (1993-07-30)

page=6

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-09: "September 1991" (1991-08-08)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 [15]
73 [16]
80 [17]
93 [18]
92 [19]
90 [20]
88 [21]
60 №146, [1]
88 [22]
92 [23]
90 №28
78 №2, p35
40 №1991-10, p90
90 [24]
90 №2
90 [25]
13 №5, p93
72 №9, p21
90 [26]
88 [27]
80 [28]
57 [29]
70 №1/92
45 [30]
74 [31]
75 №18, p66
89 [32]
70 [33]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
28 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
Mercs MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Mercs MD JP CartTop.jpg
Mercs MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mercs MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
Mercs MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mercs MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mercs MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Mercs MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Mercs MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mercs MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, PT
Mercs MD PT cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU
MERCS Megadrive AU Cover.jpg
Cover
MERCS Megadrive AU Cart Top.jpg
MERCS Megadrive AU Cart.jpg
Cart
MERCS Megadrive AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
Mercs md br cover.jpg
Cover
Mercs MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mercs MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Console XS (UK) PAL
73
[34]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK) PAL
81
[35]
Games-X (UK) PAL
90
[36]
Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
90
[37]
Joypad (FR)
74
[38]
Joystick (FR) PAL
85
[39]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[40]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
67
[41]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
81
[42]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
81
[43]
Player One (FR) PAL
70
[44]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
70
[45]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
68
[46]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
73
[47]
Sega Master System
77
Based on
14 reviews
Master System, EU
Mercs SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Mercs SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mercs SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU

Mercs SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
Mercs SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mercs SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mercs SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 16113a72
MD5 4643f5da530463356ce56fae5c346ddc
SHA-1 ab633913147325190ef13bd10f3ef5b06d3a9e28
1MB 1991-08 Cartridge
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 d7416b83
MD5 7d5696c3da0dbed04b35543f7bdbef40
SHA-1 f2cfad96a116bde9a91240eb1ad520dc448fa20f
512kB Cartridge (EU)

External links

  • Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: Mega Drive
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US, UK, AU

References

  1. File:Mercs MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1991" (JP; 1991-08-08), page 7
  4. MegaTech, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 92
  5. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 18
  6. Supergame, "Fevereiro 1992" (BR; 1992-02-xx), page 30
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sega Power, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-02), page 12
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/08.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-06 23:35)
  9. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_senjo2 (Wayback Machine: 2009-02-03 13:09)
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/wolf_of_the_battlefield_mercs (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-09 03:24)
  11. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Wolf-of-the-Battlefield-MERCS-280141.html (archive.today)
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/xEzg9EmKxrvklt3OVu_Wit0IrKxzncQc (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-22 22:50)
  13. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19788&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 02:48)
  14. File:MD UK Box Back SonicEASDH Alt.jpg
  15. ACE, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-08), page 104
  16. Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1991" (JP; 1991-09-07), page 35 (37)
  17. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  18. Consoles +, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-07), page 56/57 (56)
  19. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 18-20 (18)
  20. Computer + Video Giochi, "Gennaio 1992" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 82/83 (82)
  21. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 69
  22. Game Informer, "November/December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 8/9 (10)
  23. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 50 (54)
  24. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 56/57 (48)
  25. Joystick, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 142
  26. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 40-42 (40)
  27. Mean Machines, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-28), page 78-80 (80)
  28. Player One, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 87
  29. Play Time, "2/92" (DE; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  30. Sega Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-05), page 39
  31. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 36/37 (38)
  32. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 76/77 (76)
  33. Video Games, "4/91" (DE; 1991-12-06), page 25
  34. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 142
  35. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 144
  36. Games-X, "28th November-4th December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-28), page 28
  37. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 48
  38. Joypad, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 58
  39. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 154
  40. Mega Force, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-19), page 89
  41. Micromanía (segunda época), "Marzo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 36
  42. Mean Machines, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-27), page 64
  43. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 135
  44. Player One, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 91
  45. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 45
  46. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 58
  47. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 71


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