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Mercenary Kings

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Indie genre is getting bigger and stronger every day and one of the most successful and desired by fans sub-genres of indies – pixel art is evolving too. This genre is dedicated to those players who feel deep nostalgia while thinking about old memories connected to playing classic video games on systems such as (S)NES or Sega. Mercenary Kings is one of those games which brings nostalgia at its fullest. For the most part, this is the re-imagining of old and classic game called Metal Slug. It is a side-scrolling 2D-action game made by Tribute Games company. In Mercenary Kings you can run, jump, crouch and roll but most importantly – you have to shoot. And shoot a lot. There are about 100 missions in the game, also you can play it with three of your friends in local co-op mode. There is main hub where the player has to prepare for missions before going out. Also, there are boss battles, hostage rescues and item collection. Enemies when killed drop loot with witch player can upgrade his or her weapons. This is simple yet addicting and fun game for those who search for something nostalgic.

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
  • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
  • Video Card: OpenGL 3.0 compliant video card
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB HD space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X v10.7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
  • Video Card: OpenGL 3.0 compliant video card
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB HD space

System requirements for PC

  • OS:Vista or later
  • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
  • Video Card: OpenGL 3.0 compliant video card
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB HD space

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Game: Is a 2D Action Game with Crafting Content and lots of Ballery. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Single Player: You play a Guy who belongs to a Special Unit and wants to take revenge for his fallen Comrade And destroy an Evil Oranization Wants. You fight classically in 2D Mode with Weapons that you can make yourself crazy by Items that leave the Opponents behind in Killing. In the Main Base you can fill up your Invenar and choose new Missions, then you will fly To respective Deployment place and run off the Maps after Digging up. The Tasks are different usually only fetch something, because sometimes free someone or kill someone. The Maps are completely walkable back and forth, but this brings with it a Lack of clarity, unfortunately the confusing Map does not often help. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Multiplayer: The Online Multiplayer somehow not really exists, never could I step anywhere or no one came into my Game either. With Friends, though, it would have to work well at an Invitation. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Graphic: The Graphics are Really good, you can't expose it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Music: The Music is ok, at any time always nicely held to the Same level. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Control: The Control Ok, if you have found yourself with the Gamepad, is a reminder. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pro/Contra: + Good Graphic-Game did not start in Full Screen mode because of an Error-no German Subtitle-self-reloading annoying level too cluttered -Crafting brakes the Game pretty much out-Online Mode Non-existent----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Conclusion: When I got the Game, I had a better Metal Slug with Crafting Expected. But this is NOT a metal Slug, it really is what you can't compare with Metal Slug except in terms of graphics and partly the Style Of play. But It still seems very boring to me in the Single Player, the Cards are just confusing, which can not be fixed despite the inaccurate Card. I would have been more happy to work off the Missions from left to right. But I think in the Coop with a few Friends you can play it before, but the former Newcomer to Pros is quite difficult Based on the Crafting System, which brings distinct weapon advantages. But what must not be, because Game at the Beginning didn't even want to start with me, only after I started the Game by Code in Window mode It started. This Error has been known to the Developer for about 1 Year or more, but he doesn't do anything about it. I can't recommend anyone to buy the Game for overpriced 19.99€, where Mistakes won't be fixed. But if you exchange it or buy it in the Bundle can certainly experience a few nice Hours with a few good Mates. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Summarized: Single player: 3/10 Multiplayer: 0/10 Graphic: 4/10 Music: 6/10 Control: 3/10------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------Game: 3/10
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