The Game Boy had a huge library of games. Many were one-and-done franchises that will probably never be seen again. Mercenary Force is one such title, featuring a refreshing take on the shoot-em-up genre that deserves to be remembered and appreciated.
Players must decide on what sort of team they want to hire. Once on the battlefield, the player can use different formations to shuffle the way the team functions. Add this to a satisfyingly crunchy shooter core and you’ve got a great little game in Mercenary Force.
Give it another chance now and you will find a surprisingly layered game for such an early Game Boy release.