Mercenary: The Second City, Commodore 64

Not a sequel to Mercenary, but a ‘data disk’ add-on, although you don’t need the original Mercenary to play it. No, the real sequel came on 16-bit machines later.

The Second City starts off pretty much the same as Mercenary – crashing on a planet (this time the other side of the one you explored in Mercenary, and also a different colour) and having to explore to get on and eventually escape.

Again: the two local factions – the Palyars and Mechanoids – are at war with each other and both will offer you missions to sabotage each other for cash.

The Second City is another great exploration game with wireframe graphics – just like its predecessor – and the simple interface makes for a pleasant exploration experience. That is: until the shooting starts.

More: Mercenary: The Second City on Wikipedia

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