Mercenary

Original Platform: Commodore 64 - Alias: Mercenary: Escape from Targ

Mercenary: Escape from Targ is a sci-fi action-adventure game designed by Paul Woakes and released by his company, Novagen Software, initially for Atari 8-bit in 1986.

Year1985
GenreAction
Rating4.5

87/100 based on 6 editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherNovagen Software
DeveloperNovagen Software
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated24 May 2018
TAGSsci-fi/futuristic flight 1st-person virtual world wireframe

Game Review

Mercenary: Escape from Targ is a sci-fi action-adventure game designed by Paul Woakes and released by his company, Novagen Software, initially for Atari 8-bit in 1986. It was ported to several 8-bit and 16-bit platforms in 1986 and 1987.

The Commodore 64 version was probably the most successful, and it's considered one of the best titles ever created for the C64.

Mercenary is a game of exploration, with an environment entirely rendered in 3D. Despite the limitation of the hardware, the programmer was able to create a vast world, smoothly animated, using wireframe vector graphics. That's why some reviewers compared Mercenary with Elite, although they are different games.

The game is nonlinear; you can explore freely and perform tasks in any order, solving puzzles and collecting money to escape the planet Targ.

Mercenary was followed by two sequels that were released for Amiga and Atari ST. The graphics might seem a bit outdated, but this game created by Paul Woakes (passed away in 2017) is a legend. You have to try it.


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