Mercenary: Escape From Targ
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Mercenary on an Atari 800XL
Now, I was thinking how wonderful it would be if Mercenary was released for the PS5. Sadly, Paul Woakes passed away on July 15th 2017, so it's extremely unlikely to happen now. This was a great loss to the old school gaming community. You felt truly isolated in his games (in a good way) which helped to create a real sense that you were exploring a menacing, alien atmosphere. This somehow seems to be lacking in modern games, despite the superior graphics and sound capabilities.
Publisher and Developer: Novagen Software
Designers: Paul Woakes,Bruce Jordan, Gary Walton
Artist: Peter Gudynas
First Release Date: November 1985 (Atari 8 bit)
Price: £9.95 cassette, £12.95 diskette
Platforms: Atari 8 bit home computers (400/800/XL/XE) , Commodore 64 (March 1986), 16/116/Plus/4, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga.