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Full titleMercenary
Also known asMercenary I
Mercenary: Escape from Targ
Year of release1987
PublisherNovagen Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byEDOS (UK)
Author(s)David Aubrey-Jones, Paul Woakes
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeTactical Combat
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation Command Performance (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Paul Woakes' Mercenary 1 Compendium (Novagen Software Ltd)
Features Vector Graphics
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
RemarksThere's a title discrepancy on the inlays (and adverts) between the use of "Mercenary" and "Mercenary I".
An add-on pack was available as well: Mercenary: The Second City.
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Mercenary
2. Damocles
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and Commodore Plus/4
Score 8.21 (72 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
Mercenary.tzx.zip34,729(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5013755021508SpeedLock 4
Mercenary.dsk.zip66,248(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Mercenary.tap.zip31,560((non-TZX) TAP tape image)

Additional material
Mercenary.gif4,161(Loading screen)
Mercenary.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Mercenary.gif2,360(In-game screen)
Mercenary.txt12,138(English instructions)
Mercenary.gif44,863(Game map)
Mercenary_2.gif48,808(Game map)
Mercenary_3.jpg209,831(Game map)
Mercenary_4.jpg264,935(Game map)
Mercenary.jpg198,623(Cassette inlay)
Mercenary_2.jpg66,646(Cassette inlay)
Mercenary_3.jpg81,158(Cassette inlay)
Mercenary_Insert.jpg145,741(Game additional material)

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