Mercenary, Atari ST

A fine 16-bit conversion of the classic Mercenary by Paul Woakes, written by Woakes himself it seems. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s a great game and deserves doing right, so who better to code it than the original creator?

The extra frame rate – and less chunky wireframes – are very welcome. ST Mercenary moves quickly, compared to the original and is a joy to zip around in.

All the original puzzles, tricks and traps are in there. The game benefits from a few extra colours, but I don’t think anything else is different.

The Atari ST version of Mercenary was released as a compendium with The Second City in 1988 by Novagen Software.

More: Mercenary on Wikipedia

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