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Mercs Mercs - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Mercs - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


One to three army mercenaries travel through seven missions to rescue the President of the US. You are armed with unlimited ammo for your gun and a limited supply of bombs to battle army soldiers. Pick up special weapons flame thrower, special guns, more bombs on the way. Ride in jeeps, tanks, and boats on the missions. Playtime is based on a lifeline which decreases as you get hit.

Mercs was produced by Capcom in 1990.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Mercs was produced include: Buster Bros., Capcom Baseball, Code Name: Viper, Rally 2011 Led Storm, Adventure Quiz Capcom World, 1941: Counter Attack, Carrier Air Wing, Adventure Quiz 2 - Hatena? No Dai-Bouken, Magic Sword, and Chiki Chiki Boys


Name Mercs
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8667
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Capcom CPS JAMMA
Game Specific Mercs Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Mercs Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is made by Dynamo and is a pedestal-type design. The control panel and monitor bezel are have an army decor. The left player is blue, the middle player is yellow, and the right player is red.


COPY OF: Senjou No Ookami II

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mercs Census

There are 14,944 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,544 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,327 machines (6,937 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 87 known instances of this machine owned by Mercs collectors who are active members. Of these, 19 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 66 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Mercs machine for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Mercs circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Mercs. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Mercs boards sets.

This game ranks a 23 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The left joystick is wired to player one, the right joystick is wired to player 2 and the middle joystick is wired to the pin connector on the board as player 3. There are jumpers on the board for stereo sound but the dedicated default is one speaker mono. Cabinet has cutout already for the second speaker. An external volume control, service credit, and test mode buttons are installed just inside the coin door. There are three coin slots. Each one activates a unique player.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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