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Mercs
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Publisher:
Developer:
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,000 G-4051
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1119
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.95[2]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£24.99More...[4] 9007
Sega Master System
FR
?F 9007
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 9007
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 9007
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600[6]pts
B
Wii Virtual Console
US
800[9]pts
Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800[7]pts

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 GermanyMedia:MD UK Box Back SonicEASDH Alt.jpg[10].

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

MeanMachinesSega11UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega11UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (UK) #11: "September 1993" (1993-07-30)

BeepMD JP 1991-09.pdfBeepMD JP 1991-09.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (JP) #1991-09: "September 1991" (1991-08-08)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №52, p104[11]
73 №1991-10, p35[12]
80 №, p83[13]
93 №3, p56/57[14]
92 №121, p18-20[2]
90 №12, p82/83[15]
88 №1, p69Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[16]
60 №146, [1]
88 №2, p8/9[17]
92 №28, p50[1]
90 №28
78 №2, p35
40 №1991-10, p90
90 №5, p56/57[18]
90 №2
90 №21, p142[19]
13 №5, p93
72 №9, p21
90 №1, p40-42[20]
88 №15, p78-80[21]
80 №17, p87[22]
57 №2/92, p94[23]
70 №1/92
45 №26, p39
74 №2, p36/37[24]
75 №18, p66
89 №1, p76/77[25]
70 №4/91, p25[26]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
28 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Mercs MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
Mercs MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Mercs MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
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, AU
MERCS Megadrive AU Cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
Mercs md br cover.jpg
Cover
Mercs MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mercs MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, CA
Mercs MD CA cover.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81 №1, p144Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[27]
50 №32
90 №5, p56/57[18]
74 №4
85 №23, p154[28]
81 №16, p64/65[29]
67 №2/46
70 №15, p91[30]
70 №28, p45
68 №3, p58[31]
Sega Master System
74
Based on
10 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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 028.pdf, page 54
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 121.pdf, page 18
  3. File:Supergame BR 07.pdf, page 30
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Power, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-02), page 12
  5. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/08.html (archived: 2018-03-06 23:35)
  6. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_senjo2 (archived: 2009-02-03 13:09)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/wolf_of_the_battlefield_mercs (archived: 2017-06-09 03:24)
  8. https://archive.is/kLPHJ
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/xEzg9EmKxrvklt3OVu_Wit0IrKxzncQc (archived: 2010-11-22 22:50)
  10. File:MD UK Box Back SonicEASDH Alt.jpg
  11. File:ACE UK 52.pdf, page 104
  12. File:BeepMD_JP_1991-10.pdf, page 37
  13. File:SSM_JP_19950901_1995-09.pdf, page 85
  14. File:ConsolesPlus FR 003.pdf, page 56
  15. File:CVG IT 12.pdf, page 82
  16. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 69
  17. File:GameInformer US 002.pdf, page 10
  18. 18.0 18.1 File:HobbyConsolas ES 005.pdf, page 48
  19. File:Joystick FR 021.pdf, page 142
  20. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 40
  21. File:MeanMachines UK 15.pdf, page 80
  22. File:PlayerOne FR 017.pdf, page 87
  23. File:PlayTime DE 1992-02.pdf, page 94
  24. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 38
  25. File:SegaForce UK 01.pdf, page 76
  26. File:VideoGames DE 1991-04.pdf, page 25
  27. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 144
  28. File:Joystick FR 023.pdf, page 154
  29. File:MeanMachines UK 16.pdf, page 64
  30. File:PlayerOne FR 015.pdf, page 91
  31. File:SegaPro UK 03.pdf, page 58