Mercenary (Atari ST, 3 1/2" Disk) Datasoft - 1986 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Packaging cover Mercenary.
Product ID 43499-15259
Product UPC 043499152591
Platform(s) Atari ST
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1986
Publisher(s) Datasoft
Developer(s) Paul Woakes
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Escape from Targ.
As a 21st century soldier of fortune, you crash-land on the war-torn planet, Targ. Your ship is beyond repair, but you discover other means of transportation.

The Palyars, beleaguered inhabitants of Targ, are in continuous conflict with the Mechanoids, and alien race of robots. Each offers great rewards for your services. You can choose which side to work for or remain independent (if you can!). But you must learn to tell the difference between the Palyars and the Mechanoids before you can make good use of either.

Explore the surface of Targ from the air and discover an important key. Travel underground and collect valuable objects. Fly to the Colony Craft that orbits the planet, where you can sell many of your treasures.

Benson, a ninth generation PC, is your guide to, and interface with, the alien environment. A control panel at the bottom of the screen is your link with Benson. This panel keeps you up-to-date on you altitude, compass location, vector location, speed, and elevation. it also transmits any communications from Benson or the aliens.

Your ultimate goal is to find an interstellar ship and escape from Targ. But a true Mercenary won't leave without first acquiring many riches!


  • Combination adventure game and flight simulator.
  • High-speed, three-dimensional vector graphics.
  • Realistic battle action.
  • Joystick and keyboard control.

System Requirements

Atari ST
Required RAM 512K
Requires Joystick Yes
Supported Video Color

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Mercenary. Retail Box back Mercenary.



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