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Another World - Appleiigs
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Universe - Amiga
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Tyrian - PC
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Pac-Mania - X68000
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Jim Power - snes
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Alien Soldier - Megadrive
Blazing Lazers - pcengine
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Gran Turismo 4 - PS2
Black - xbox
Halo Combat Evolved - xbox
Star Fox Adventures - GameCube
SoulCalibur - Dreamcast
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Commodore64

Mercs

Mercs
GenreShoot em Up
Developer / PublisherCapcom / US Gold
Released1991
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:6.5
Sound:7.5
Gameplay:7.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
Mercs is a great title originally on the arcades, and like most of the quality top-down shoot em ups is great offering plenty of action-packed levels to test your stamina as well as the omnipotent Guardians! The game later released for the Commodore Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Sinclair Spectrum in 1991 by Capcom and for the Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis by Sega.
 
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MercsThe arcade version of the game had up to three players available for play. The players are members of a covert counter-terrorist team known the "Wolf Force". The aim of the game was to rescue the former President from rebels in the fictional African country of Zutula, which bears resemblance to the apartheid regime in South Africa.
The game has six main levels, plus the final level where your mission is to rescue the president from the Hercules Transport. The game's weapons include real-world machine guns, grenades, and flamethrowers as well as futuristic plasma launchers, and several missions have flying vehicles available. Note that the game was the successor of the old good Commando game released on 1985 on both 8 and 16 bits platforms.

The C64 version is colorful with nicely animated sprites, smooth enough scrolling and beautifully drawn backgrounds (sometimes though the colors are confusing the gameplay). Terrains offer groves of palm trees, army barracks crawling with soldiers etc. The level guardians are particularly nicely designed including a Harrier, a huge Tank etc. The game runs way smoother here when compared to the CPC and ZX versions which makes the game more playable and fun.
It also features a catchy gameplay tune along with a few SFX.
 
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
 
 
Hardware information

Commodore 64/128/Plus4

Commodore 64/128/Plus4CPU: C64 MOS Technology 6510 1.02MHz (NTSC version), 0.985MHz (PAL version) / C128-D MOS 8502 2MHz, Zilog Z80A 4MHz
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB RAM Expandable to 320-640 KB / 20KB ROM
GRAPHICS: VIC II 16 colors, 320x200 (2 unique colors in each 8x8 pixel block), 160x200 (3 unique colors + 1 common color in each 4x8 block), 8 hardware sprites, Smooth scrolling
SOUND: MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID, 3-channel synthesizer with programmable ADSR envelope, 8 octaves
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The Commodore 64/128/Plus4 (default) color palette
VIC20: 16-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
C64/128: 16-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
C-16,Plus/4: 121-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
 
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