"There's just something magical to me about side scrollers. I think it may be the nostalgia factor back to the early NES days, even my Turbo Grafx 16 days. It might be my countless hours spent at the arcades tossing in nickels and quarters to try to finish these games but having a game like Mercenary Kings just fulfills all that nostalgic longing for me. I'm not even sure if people still remember a classic game called Metal Slug, but this game is basically that for the modern times. It's a lot of fun, it's bloody though, so maybe not the best for your young ones, but for the teens and above, that want to experience what us old folks grew up with, this is pretty close to it. One of the best arcade games available on Steam I've come across. It's arcade style action, so that means it's 2D side scrolling like I mentioned, but the graphics are polished up and the animated sequences look really good. You can now play multiplayer too which adds a new dimension to it and really gives it good re-play-ability. I know this game might not be for everyone as it is a bit repetitive, and with all the hype for all the current and new age games today, it might not stack up to the wow factor of those games, but this is one for those who want to go back in time to just having a good challenging run through in levels without much complexity in controller mastering. Check it out, it might surprise you to see how addicting it is to play Mercenary Kings."
"Mercenary Kings brings back the nostalgic memories of the all-nighter game nights I would have with my friends. The visuals, stories, and sounds bring you back into that gaming universe that all of us who grew up on arcade games loved. It's like bringing Contra into the 21st century with 10000x crazier weapons and abilities. Mercenary Kings is perfect for those who want to revisit the arcade aesthetic, but with also want modern playability. It really does capture the best parts of what old arcade games were about and bridges it with an amazing modern aesthetic with super agile ability. I play this game every day now, it's just as addicting as pacman or super mario bros were back when they first released. I think Mercenary Kings is doing great carrying the torch of incredible arcade games."
"Very much an arcade game, so if you are not too much into that to start with (like me), you won't be riveted. That being said, I heard good things about it and I actually had a good time playing it. Visually, it's busy and a bit on the dark side - literally dark, a lot of brown and black backgrounds, so it is what it is. But the action is very fast paced and there is a fun vibe to it. Unfortunately, the gameplay is irritatingly rough and basic, and that can be quite a bit of a problem for some. I didn't mind it that much because I knew it was not something I would invest a lot of time in anyway, but it takes away from the enjoyment."
"Expect a lot of violence and some gore in this game. It is a 2D action based side scrolling platformer that looks and plays like those cool arcade games from the 80s. This is not ideal for the whole family but geared toward the adult gamer. It is however a great arcade game with lots of fun gameplay to be had. It can be challenging at times and the graphics are more old fashioned and pixelated than the modern game so expect a retro feel to it. However if you're into the old fashioned arcade game, this one is a good pick. I spent hours trying to beat this game."
"Unfortunately I can't recommend this game at all. The crafting feels cool at first but then it gets really boring and tiring to scrape together rare crafting materials isn't fun, then you have to grind through the same uninspired maps over and over again. Boss fights are especially frustrating, since the boss will likely walk off in the middle of the fight which leaves you no choice but to walk to the other side of the map, just to see him walk off again and then your time limit runs out... Steam needs to find another best arcade game"
"Mercenary Kings will remind a lot of people of the classic NeoGeo title "Metal Slug" but this game is not as linear. Sure, levels progress the same but it's actually pretty easy to get lost due to all the paths here. It's not bad, just confusing. The 2D animations are great, the characters are likeable, and it's a fun little story. Still, Mercenary Kings is just a little too repetitive and generic for me to recommend. You'll have fun for an hour, but that's about it. After that, it's more of the same."
"Mercenary Kings isn't my favorite game on Steam. It's a fast-paced arcade-style side-scrolling game with lots of shooting action, and you can play single player or with friends. But it has some frustrating elements when it comes to crafting weapons, beating bosses, and such. Game mechanics could definitely be better - and some tasks are really time consuming that shouldn't be that way. It's not the first game I would choose if I was looking for an evening of arcade-style fun, but it's ok. "
"This game is for adults, but who says adults have to be adults all the time? This game is complete in all factors. This is an ideal game for adults who wish to combine animated story line with complete action. The creates skipped no corners while developing this game. This game comes complete with many features. You can completely change the weapons and armor, without getting too complicated like most games today. This is a fully action packed animated game that will leave you on your toes. "
"The people who made Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was an outstanding movie about people who grew up with video games, and the videogame to that carried on its legacy. Now the creators of the videogame have continued on with their greatness, this one is a classic side-scroller, and of course you have a evil villain to take care of. Mercenary Kings is entertaining and it's everything I liked about classic videogames, but with something new to it without ruining the classic feel to it."
"This game is pretty okay. I think it's just not for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's great for people who like arcade-y, old-school, shoot-em-up games like Metal Slug or Gunstar Heroes, but those games never held my attention for long. The game definitely has the look of those old games, though, I'll give it that. It's kind of impressive just how much they've captured the likeness. Still, those types of games could never hold my attention for long, and the same is true here."
"This is another game that plays like an old school arcade/video game but with graphics that aren’t as ancient. That’s the good part. Frankly, I grew up on those old school games so after the initial “cool” factor of just playing something that is like old school, I’m reminded how great advancement in technology is. Linear left to right gameplay…which I’m over it now…grinding, grinding, grinding…not fun. It’s why I gave up on so many MMORPGs…the endless freakin’ grinding! "
"There's something so fun and classic about side-scrollers. They bring such a sense of nostalgia to your gaming but the incredible modern graphics ad a really rich dimension that make them so playable and fun. Mercenary Kings does a fantastic job of carrying that side-scrolling shoot 'em up torch and taking it to higher levels. It's definitely challenging at times, and not a family-friendly game but just as addicting as pac man and I can spend hours playing it for sure. "
"Mercenary Kings is an "old-fashioned" 2D shoot em up game that is a nice blast to the past compared with more modern games. There are over 100 levels that include massive choices of weapons, components, and armor. You can become very creative. There are loads of different environments and the weapons are such that you have to stop and reload. The characters are unique and appealing and the music is great. This is a great arcade game on Steam that arcade fans will love."
"Sadly can't recommend this game: Crafting feels cool at first but gets extremely boring and tiring over time. Scraping together rare crafting materials isn't fun, if you have to grind through the same uninspired maps over and over again. Boss fights are especially frustrating, since the boss will likely walk off in the middle of the fight - leaving you no choice but to walk to the other side of the map, just to see him walk off again, while your time limit runs out..."
"Sadly can't recommend this game: Crafting feels cool at first but gets extremely boring and tiring over time. Scraping together rare crafting materials isn't fun, if you have to grind through the same uninspired maps over and over again. Boss fights are especially frustrating, since the boss will likely walk off in the middle of the fight - leaving you no choice but to walk to the other side of the map, just to see him walk off again, while your time limit runs out."
"This is a good game for teenagers for sure. This is a game that has the arcade look and feel but is fun to play with others as a group as you attempt to save the world and avenge your fallen comrades. I have 3 teen boys who love this game, it’s always a challenge to get them away from their computers long enough to eat dinner if they are playing it. This is not a game I would normally let the younger kids play though since it does include some violence."
"There have been many games to follow in Metal Slug's wake (which, in itself followed Contra's formula), but Mercenary Kings might be the best of them. The controls are easy, the graphics are gorgeous, and it's just hard enough without being too frustrating. The violence can be pretty graphic at times (it is rated M), but it's still presented in a somewhat cartoony way so it's not too disturbing. It's a great game but it's definitely derivative. "
"Mercenary Kings is an interesting take on the standard arcade classic. Honestly, it probably should have stayed in an arcade, as this port to PC really doesn't work for me. I think this kind of game may appeal to some, but overall I'd rather go to an arcade and play a classic like Time Crisis than play this one. It's just a little too janky, but if you are looking for arcade style games, this one might be the one for you - it just wasn't for me."
"Relative to other arcade games you could be playing, Mercenary Kings tends to either be a little too indebted to older titles, or a little off in how it executes its original ideas. Graphics resemble older titles like Metal Slug, but they are probably the best part of the title anyway. The gameplay and the weapon options could use some tweaking to unlock their full potential. This could be a solid retro title with a few changes."
"Mercenary Kings is fun. That's the best way to put it. It's not great, it's not deep, it's not an amazing story - it's FUN. It's a shoot-em-up and doesn't have the pretense of anything else. It's a thrill ride for either singleplayer or coop - it doesn't let anything get in the way of fun. There's no annoying cutscenes, no deep plotline, no restrictions on the fun. I play it all the time with good friends of mine - so try it!"
"A superb shoot-em-up, with some RPG elements thrown into it. The different kind of missions keep you entertained for quite a while. There are all kinds of weapons that mostly play differently, and their descriptions are funny as hell. I recommend playing the game with friends for maximum enjoyment, locally if you can. You'll be shouting, insulting, and laughing with your friends through the entire game. I'd give it a 8/10"
"Many times, just for kicks I like to play arcade games on Steam. I don't know why, but I still love them. I ran across by accident a game called Mercenary Kings. If you like action you will love Mercenary Kings, there is no shortage of gun fire. As a mercenary , your job is for you and your comrades to find and take a laboratory on an island that is basically a giant booby-trap. Enjoy the fighting mercenary style !"
"Mercenary Kings is a fun arcade style game. With that in mind, you need to know what you are getting yourself into with this type of game. The gameplay is very arcade like with a side-scroller shooter design, which means that it will be somewhat repetitive. That is to be expected though with this type of game and shouldn't be an issue for anyone that understands the genre. Great game and so much fun to run through."
"I was disappointed with this Steam game primarily because of my original expectations. I thought Mercenary Kings would provide the constant action of so many of the top arcade games. Sadly, I was mistaken. In the game, you are usually fighting only one stationary enemy. The first three missions of the game are not well designed and are therefore difficult to complete. You can find better arcade games out there."
"There are so many sidescrolling 2D action platformers on Steam. I'll be honest, this one doesn't stand out. It's not bad - but it just isn't great, either. There are better games if you want your Metal Slug fix. Just, why does this even exist? What does this game do that other games haven't done before and better? Maybe pick it up on a sale if you really want to - but honestly, you won't miss much if you don't."
"My best friend is a big fan of arcade games. Together, we searched Steam and stumbled upon Mercenary Kings. It was a title that we thought we would love, as we both like side-scrolling games, especially shooters. Unfortunately for him, as we played the game we were extremely disappointed. The game didn't live up to the hype and failed to impress us. I would recommend finding a different game in this category."
"Mercenary King's is a great throwback to games that I used to play in arcades when I was younger. It actually reminds me of Double Dragon and other similar games except this one does not require me to keep pouring change into it like when I was younger. This is a great game that you can pick up and play for 15 minutes at a time and easily put down. It is very action heavy and has a very arcade feel to it. "
"This is a pretty neat game. I really like the fact that you can create your own team and am a fan of "old school" side-scrolling games. This reminded me of an updated version of Mega Man but with, of course, way better graphics. Not to mention you get to play with an entire crew! The action is fast-paced and sometimes you just want to play a simpler game without having to solve all kinds of puzzles."
"I'm not a HUGE fan of Mercenary Kings... the game itself is VERY repetitive....The gameplay is exceedingly annoying. For example, boss fights have no polish, and often have either repetitive attack patterns or unavoidable damage.... Boss fights are especially frustrating, since the boss will likely walk off in the middle of the fight - leaving you no choice but to walk to the other side of the map"
"Sometimes just for kicks I like to play arcade games on Steam. I don't know why, but I still love them. I ran across by accident a game called Mercenary Kings. If you like action you will love Mercenary Kings, there is no shortage of gun fire. As a mercenary , your job is for you and your comrades to find and take a laboratory on an island that is basically a giant boobytrap. Enjoy the combat !"
"Sometimes just for kicks I like to play arcade games on Steam. I don't know why, but I still love them. I ran across by accident a game called Mercenary Kings. If you like action you will love Mercenary Kings, there is no shortage of gun fire. As a mercenary , your job is for you and your comrades to find and take a laboratory on an island that is basically a giant boobytrap. Enjoy the combat !"
"In this 2D action game you are a member of the Mercenary Kings which is a team of very skilled fighters/warriors for hire on Earth. You have stop the evil CLAW which has taken over a top secret laboratory base. Its an older game but well regarded. There are newer releases and top sellers which are listed on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/tag/en/Arcade/#p=0&tab=PopularNewReleases"
"Mercenary Kings is like taking Contra and giving it a progression system. It is challenging, with a lot of variety both in enemies and environments as well as tactics and weapons. You get that "one more coin" feeling of a good run and gun shooter, but on top of it you get a fairly deep progression of abilities and strength. Added bonus, it's coop friendly, so grab a friend and go to town."
"I have this game install on a machine that I mainly use for MAME emulation for whenever I want to play something with a modern spin. The art style and humor is awesome, but the gameplay isn't all that unique. It's still a ton of fun though, especially with friends. It works great with my arcade style controllers, and still feels fresh, like the first time I played Metal Slug in the arcade."
"Sometimes you want a little less complication in your life, 3D games are nice, but sometimes you just want to play games where you don't have to "check your six o'clock" all the time. That's when these platforming games like Mercenary Kings are good to come along. They're arcade style, and this one was made by the same people who love playing regular arcade style games. Highly recommended!"
"Mercenary Kings has been out for three years or so, and I thought I'd give it a try. I love the old-school aesthetics of the game, and I'm a fan of side-scrolling shooter games from my childhood. It's true that the gameplay gets a little bit repetitive, though. After a few hours of playing the game this week, I'm not sure how much staying power Mercenary Kings will have in my collection. "
"This game is ok. The graphics leave a lot to be desired, the colors are very bland and I feel as if I am playing a nintendo game from the 80s. If you are looking for a nostalgic gaming experience with a lot of action and shooting I would recommend it. Overall though I wasn't thoroughly impressed with Mercenary Kings on my play-through and I probably won't be playing this one again."
"I like this game because it takes me back to the look and feel of old Nintendo games, where the graphics weren't so great but you wanted to play anyway.. I don't know if this is one of the best arcade games. The game play is pretty bad and it can get boring pretty quick. This day in age we are spoiled with great graphics and great story modes, I don't think this one is quite up to par."
"Mercenary Kings is a great game available on Steam that really reminds me of the old days of arcade platformers. It's one of my favorite styles of games where the game puts a weapon in your hand and you move side to side to scroll the screen to advance the level. There's nothing better than a classic style arcade game and this game hits the nail on the head. I really enjoy this game."
"I have been playing videos games for most of my life and one of my favorite types of games to play are arcade games like Pac-Man. I occasionally look for the best Arcade games on Steam. One of my absolute favorite Arcade series is Metal Slug which is why I was so excited when I discovered Mercenary Kings. It plays so much like the old Metal Slug series and it has cute graphics too."
"It’s done by the same people that did the Scott Pilgrim versus the world game, so by that alone you know that it’s going to be kind of quirky and definitely fun. I don’t know if I really consider it an arcade game, since I usually reserve that for games made in the 80s, or at least like the ones in the 80s, but it’s still a fun game and there are plenty of things to shoot at."
"I love playing video games and love using Steam. One of my favorite games on steam (which is an Arcade game) is Mercenary Kings. If you love arcade games, you'll love Mercenary Kings. It's a side-scrolling game and made by the same people who made the Scott Pilgrim game. So, if you loved Scott Pilgrim, you'll love Mercenary Kings. Definitely check it out! It's tons of fun!"
"Mercenary Kings is a old-school classic I loved from the moment I started it up. From an over the top plot to larger than life enemies this game is a return to the glory days of the genre. And I love all the different customization options available to help you gain the edge over your foes. I just wish games like this came out a bit more often but I will take what I get."
"Mercenary Kings is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up game developed and published by Tribute Games. The game was funded by Kickstarter and was released for Microsoft Windows on March 25, 2014 and was released for PlayStation 4 on April 1, 2014 with an upcoming PlayStation Vita version in the works. An early-access version of the game was released on Steam on July 23, 2013."
"Not one of my favorites, unfortunately :( For me the game seems really repetitive and unimaginative. Even the final fights are kind of bland. For some crazy reason, the boss just kind of walks off the end of the map forcing you to follow him without actually engaging with them to the end. I can definitely think of at least 30 games I'd rather play on a Sunday afternoon. "
"This game is a bit too bloody and violent for what we prefer to have in our game choices. There is violence and nudity and the fact that it is rated M makes it unappealing for my family. It is based around accumulating an arsenal and that is not the most family friendly option for us There is constant gunfighting and blowing up of things its a little too much for us"
"I somehow picked up Mercenary Kings from a Humble Bundle some time ago and randomly started playing it. I didn’t think too much of the game, so I was pleasantly surprised with how captivating the game is. There’s a huge list of features that the game offers all wrapped up by classic Metal Slug-esk gameplay. An all around solid arcade game that I wish I played sooner. "
"Definitely not one of the best Arcade games on Steam or in any other category either. The concept is there as long as you can take the violence of the game, but this is an annoying and frustrating game to play. It also seems like it should be exciting, but it really isn't. Innovation and creativity are low here, it gets very repetitive after a short amount of time."
"This game is a side-scrolling shooter. I chose from different hero characters and beat level after level. It's pretty basic and not complex. I thought it was similar to older games from a few decades ago. It's fun and I would recommend this game based on my experience. I thought the enemies are environments were interesting and unique. The art style was different."
"This game appears to be very violent with shooting and blood. This should have an R rating because the violence is not something a lot of parents would want their children to be viewing. The whole violence aspect of video games is to much for children and we have enough violence in the world today. The teaching of such violence to our children is deplorable."
"Mercenary Kings is an old school shooter that may look dated but still feels relevant. I find Mercenary Kings a little bit addictive and fun to play and all the different weapons and armor keep me engaged. I enjoy the reality of being thoughtful with ammunition during firefights because of the reload style gun play. A fun modern day side-scrolling shooter."
"I love Arcade games. I was looking for a new arcade game to play and found Mercenary Kings on Steam. It's a side-scrolling game that is by the same team that made Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. If you loved that game, you'll love this. It's a ton of fun and the plot is really interesting. Check this out if you love arcade and side-scrolling games."
"Mercenary Kings looks like a classic game but plays like one too, for better or for worse. I personally found the game play to be a bit stale and below the standard I would have expected from Tribute Games. Plus too many of the game play elements like crafting feel sloppily tacked on like they were last minute ideas to flesh out an otherwise boring game."
" Mercenary Kings, it reminds me of playing games in actual arcades as a teenager. The graphics are simple, but the gameplay is fun 2 d action. There is a lot of violence and blood so it's not acceptable for everyone. If you are looking for a fun arcade game,this may not be for you, its boring and repetitive. The gameplay can be annoying, it is glitchy."
"This game is a little more in depth than what most would think of when they think Arcade Game. That doesn't make it bad, but if you're looking for a game where you don't have to put much thought into anything beyond the current level, you may want a different game. There's not a lot of planning and structure between levels, but it's definitely there."
"I've not had the best luck with arcade games on steam lately and this one was no different. Maybe I'm just not the target audience they're looking for because I didn't play it but a couple minutes before "noping" out of it. Not worth $5 in my opinion so the fact it took me back $20 is a bit disheartening but oh well. You win some and you lose some."
"When it comes to Arcade-style games on Steam, Mercenary Kings is one of the best. The action is side-scrolling and reminds me of an old school Nintendo game. The fun and excitement do not stop and I find myself playing for hours on end. I love this game, and I think you should check it out next time you are looking for something to play on Steam."
"Mercenary Kings reminds me a lot of Contra, but with equipment and more power ups. It offers multiplayer, achievements and anything else you would expect in a new game. It's a side scrolling shoot em up offer character progression to cater to your play style. While the graphics may be a bit dated, I find them charming offering their own appeal."
"Mercenary Kings seriously feels like playing an arcade game. The art style is more up-to-date than a lot of the old arcade carts I used to play on, but it makes me feel very nostalgic. It's not the most challenging game, and it would be nice if you could shoot diagonally, but it's definitely worth a play-through, and I thoroughly enjoyed it."
"Warning up front, Mercenary is not a family friendly game, it is for a more mature audience who enjoys the blood, gore and violence of an action game action packed, as you save your comrades from the evil CLAW and the Island Laboratory Base. Game play can be solo or with a team of friends. Great graphics while you save the world from CLAW. "
"Suppose you like arcades, you know like the ones from the 80s, but you do not have any Ikari Warriors available not some Cabal arcade readily available in your house. Well in that case you are in lack because this is a throwback (golden age of arcades) with modern cute graphics and gameplay. Super cute and satisfying. Highly recommended. "
"If you loved the classic arcade games Contra or Metal Slug this is right up your alley. Mercenary Kings is fast-paced, fun and action-packed. The amount of weapon upgrades is vast and the enemies get increasingly challenging so very unlikely you'll get bored quickly. If you are looking for a new arcade game then this is the one for you."
"Mercenary Kings is a good side scrolling shooter that I highly recommend playing. It is a taste of games of yore but with a modern twist. Mercenary Kings allows for up to four people to play at once. Local play isn't ideal because it cuts the screen up, but online play is a great way to ease into mastering the difficulty of the game."
"I may be betraying my age but this looks just like the old Arcade games I used to play when you had to go to special stores to play for a quarter a game. The characters are cartoony and true to the old fashioned arcade genre. There is a warning on the label for blood, nudity, gore, etc. So this may not be good for younger viewers."
"Mercenary Kings is a arcade game that I have been playing recently. I think it is like many other games I have tried but is still real good. It reminds me of Zombieville. I enjoy this style of side scrolling. I recommend this to people who are into these type of games. This is a game with more depth than your typical side scroller."
"Mercenary Kinds is one of the most annoying arcade games on Steam. It revolves a lot around multiplayer, which is stupid if I'm looking to play something by myself. You also have to complete missions within a certain time limit, which is stressful and annoying. This is anything but fun. I need to hire a mercenary to kill this game."
"This game is ok. The story is a little bit complicated and confusing, but it works. The action is decent, but its not as good as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. Since both were created by the same team, I would have expected a little bit more. This game is definitely playable, but its not my favorite arcade game on Steam. "
"Mercenary Kinds is rated at Mature and 17 and is more of a warrior type game with violence and some brief nudity. You are fighting to save your team against the CLAW on an evil island where you must infiltrate a Laboratory. You are armed with the guns, body armor and be played solo or with your buddies. Let the games begin. "
"Mercenary Kings reminds me a bit of some of the earliest console games I played on Sega and Atari systems. The gameplay is somewhat on the repetitive side, though. Maybe I'm just not as into side-scrolling games as I once was. For whatefer reason, this game will never be more for me than a periodic trip down memory lane. "
"Mercenary Kings on Steam is a good game on Steam that I recently tried. It is a side shooter game so it progresses along the screen in a fast manner. The characters are realistic and the graphics are good. It is some good mindless fun to pass the time. I especially like being able to shoot quite a few bad guys up as well."
"I have been a gamer for over the last 20 years. I grew up using arcade games so that has ended up being my favorite genre to play. As a result, I have always looked for the very best arcade games. An amazing game I found recently was Mercenary Kings which is one of the best arcade games that I have played in a while. "
"Mercenary Kings had so much promise, but it fails for me. The graphics are good for an arcade, its almost nastalgic, but the game play is horrible. The game is boring and repetetive. The crafting is uninspired and the levels are the same graphics so nothing becomes exciting, its just the same game play over and over"
"I love arcade games and I can say I played a lot of them on both Steam and arcade game centers. I have not heard the mercenary kings before but it looks like the game "Metal Slug" which I played a lot for many years. I would not call Mercenary Kings the best arcade game since the genre contains lots of other games."
"Multiplayer is definitely where Mercenary King is at is strongest - especially when you're playing side by side on a couch and can talk about the experience. The soundtrack is killer and each mission tasks you with simple objectives, whether it be collecting resources, rescuing hostages or defeating specific enemy."
"I grew up with the classic 2D side scrolling games so I enjoy playing Mercenary Kings. For me it's one of the best arcade games on Steam. The kids can keep all their open world games that take months to finish. I can't do that so I'll take a quick break to play then have to get back to the daily household work."
"(Have actually put many hours into)
Crazy fun! Un-serious, pick up and play game, with tons of content and cute graphics, curtesy of Paul Robertson, my favorite animator. Controls are very responsive, system requirements are nil, and tons of fun sitting next to up to four people! Excellent single player, as well!"
"This game is not the highest rated or even the most positive rated game, it is only modestly positive. , This game also does not fit the criteria of being an arcade game, it is part of the Indie Category.. Also, the solution does not show all the games available for this category or the proper category of arcade."
"This game had well though out graphics and you will be amazed at first. Soon after you will find yourself bored. There are a lot of repeated activities and long battles and they are tedious. The graphics which are a plus become repetitve, the background on this game are limited. I would not recommend this."
"Mercenary Kings on Steam is a decent arcade game, not the best but also not the worst by far. It's easy to play and fun for a while, but just lacks that certain something that I can't put my finger on. I'll continue to play it until I find something else that I like better, but I think it's days are numbered."
"Mercenary Kings is fun, but it’s not the best arcade game. It’s involving and attention-grabbing, and it’s got a decent plot. There are fun features that keep things interesting, and it can be enjoyed by most. I just think that in terms of arcade games, there are other options that offer more of an arcade feel."
"While Mercenary Kings certainly fits the description of arcade games on Steam, it's not the first place my mind would go if I was looking for this category. I typically associate "arcade games" with classics, and this is a relative unknown. However, it does fit the description, so I'm unable to score it poorly."
"Mercenary Kings is a good example of its genre but I outgrew this type of entertainment some time ago. Kudos to Steam for keeping the genre available but I could do without. For me there is really not much difference between the best and the worst arcade games on Steam or anywhere else. 1i'll pass on them all."
"A vicious arcade game not for the faint of heart. It is small in frame and a bit difficult to see if your eye sight is not the best, but it is perfect for gore loving thrill seekers who enjoy a quick round of fighting. It's rudimentary style and basic animations tailors it to a very small group of consumers."
"Ick. Violence, nudity and gore. You have to enter your birth date just to watch the preview. This is Mario Brothers, but with guns and blood. The graphics are not evolved much beyond the original 8-bit game; the music too is old-fashioned early-90s, yet there is no sentimental kick from playing this game."
"This is a pretty fun game. It's not my favorite but I did enjoy the story line and I played it some. It's a 2D game so I felt like the graphics could've used some improvement honestly. But overall it is enjoyable and probably worth at least trying. The graphics might not bother you like they did me. "
"I don't agree on Mercenary Kings being the best Arcade game on Steam. I have owned this game since 2011 but can't seem to get into it. I introduced this game to my children, and they do not like playing it as well. I have talked to many friends who all have the same opinion as us that it is boring."
"To me this game is overly complicated. It has gorgeous graphics and starts off fun but the gameplay soon becomes painfully tedious. I might just not have the patience for these sort of tasks anymore. I love the old school gaming platform but it just takes too much time and effort to build anything."
"There's something reassuringly old-timey about Mercenary Kings. It's the kind of side-scroller I remember playing after school, on Sega or in the arcade. The gameplay is a bit repetitive, and so I don't know how inspired I will be to finish it. But as an arcade-style game, it's worth the purchase."
"Sorry, this is a ridiculous game in my opinion. Arcade games are supposed to be pretty much innocent fun. Any so called arcade game that warns about violence and gore as well as partial nudity will not be bought by my family. Don't we get enough of that stuff already? Leave arcade games alone."
"Very retro graphics in this side scroller calling to mind Commander Keen or anything from the NES or SNES era. Pretty good "kill everything that moves" action with some cartoon blood and gore, boss levels to beat, and enemies both mechanized and flesh. Great fun! Takes me back to my college days."
"Another excellent game offered by Steam. I feel you should install this as a game lover. You are hired on Earth to be a warrior. Forces of claw have seized an island wide top secret laboratory base you must stop them. It excites to play and promises adventure. Mercenary Kings is a must play game."
"I like a lot of the graphics in this game and the general construction, however I cannot recommend it. As you go through the game it starts to get really repetitive and boring. It's hard to stay engaged throughout and begins to feel like a waste of time. There are better arcade games out there."
"Some of the best games are arcade games. That is why I like to look for the best Arcade games on Steam. Recently I began playing Mercenary Kings. This game is a great little 2D side scroller that plays a lot like the Metal Slug games. It is a fun and relaxing game to play alone or with friends."
"This highly rated action game is a popular arcade game on Steam that features a group of warriors on Earth known as the Mercenary Kings. It is a popular game, but does contain large amounts of violence and therefore is rated for 17 and over. The game is a fast paced mission to save the world."
"I love me an old school shoot 'em up, and Mercenary Kings fits the bill nicely. The story really doesn't matter, but the gameplay is sharp, challenging without irritating you, and the graphics and sound are charming. A good deal of fun to be had and a nice way to scratch that old school itch."
"Mercenary Kings is probably best for kids approaching their teens or early teen-age years. There is a plenty of shooting going on to keep them busy. It's a fun game but definitely can get a bit annoying. I'm not 100% on it being the best arcade game on Steam. It's a personal call, really."
"Mercenary Kings is a great game for older teens and adults. It contains violence, blood and gore and partial nudity. Right there that explains the nature of the game. Of course I loved it, anything that has a shoot and blood factor is number one in my book. It is fast paced and easy to play. "
"I love arcade games and I played a lot of them. Mercenary Kings looks like a decent game and it reminds the game "Metal Slug" that I played a lot in my childhood. Arcade games category is a tough one, so there are lots of other games which are really great and Mercenary Kings is one of them."
"One of the best arcade games I found on Steam is Mercenary Kong’s. This is a fun shoot em up game. I get to play the role of the warrior which is a lot of fun. Some parts of it can get pretty repetitive, but overall it’s a really fun game that has provided me with a few hours of fun so far. "
"Mercenary Kings is your typical arcade-style shoot the bad guys game that is familiar to almost everyone. That familiarity has its fault though as the game gets rather boring fairly quickly as there isn't a large degree of different things here...the objective is always the same throughout."
"Mercenary Kings is a good game and the reviews for it are mostly positive. The hardware requirements are incredibly low that running it shouldn't be a problem even on a computer that's 15 years old. It isn't expensive, so you don't have to worry about missing a bill payment. Give it a shot."
"Mercenary Kings is absolutely awesome! It definitely has an arcade game feel to it, and it’s very involving. It’s best as a multiplayer game, but you’ll still have fun if you play it by yourself. It might be a bit difficult for younger kids, but other than that, I’d recommend it to anyone."
"I bought this game last month for my teenage son. At first it is a bit challenging but it becomes more manageable as you progress. Initially there's too much to keep track of, but it gets better and more fun as you complete the levels and move up. It requires patience to master the game. "
"While I'm not a huge fan of Arcade games, my friends all begged me to try Mercenary Kings. I didn't expect to like the game at all, but I was pleasantly surprised by the game! I like how the style of the game is modern but calls back to the arcade games of old. I highly recommend now too!"
"I played Mercenary Kings at my friend's house, and I fell in love with it! It's a nice shoot'em up where you have to play in the role of a skilled warrior that will have to put all his effort to protect the humanity from the evil of his old comrades. Funny and with an excellent gameplay!"
"This game has tedious game play with graphics that hearken back to the 80s games we grew up with. The music and sound effects are less than thrilling, and although the art is well done, it is aged needlessly. There are just a lot of better, older games to play that this is based off of. "
"I love Mercenary Kings and it looks really great on Steam. It's side scrolling type game where you try to shoot down the evil agents of CLAW. Style wise it's pretty cool looking with some old school looking characters. However, the game play is a bit wonky and hard to deal with at times."
"This is the definition of a modern nostalgic arcade game. It reminds me of being at the arcade as a kid spending so much change in the machine. Its also side scrolling which gives this game its nostalgic arcade action feel as well. This reminds me of the popular arcade style game Contra."
"A great game for people who seek thrill and strategy to combat against the evil. This game encourages you to enhance your skills as you work hard to protect your own comrades against fearsome forces. My coworker couldn't stop talking about this game that keeps him busy all weekend long."
"I am unfamiliar with this particular game but it seems that with the right age group it could be a good inclusion on a best of list. It is definitely geared to an older audience, and that would need to be noted in any best of list that doesn't specifically state that in the list title."
"I have played video games for my entire life. As a result, I love playing all different types of videos games though my favorite ones are arcade type games. One of the best arcade games I have found recently on Steam was Mercenary Kings which is a wonderful side scrolling shooter game. "
"2D scrollers are making a comeback on Steam, and this is one of the best ones. Reminds me of playing Terminator on the Sega Genesis! The ability to upgrade your character as you progress through each level is what I appreciate most as it brings a sense of customize-ability to the game. "
"My friends and I all got this game on steam and could not be happier. A great and exciting game that has kept us busy for many hours. I spend so many hours playing this, my wife will shut the computer off on me. It is really a fast paced enjoyable game that I can not say enough about."
"There's nothing more satisfying than a good arcade game, and Mercenary Kings on Steam fits that bill perfectly. Throw out the strategy and just go in with guns blazing for a rollicking good time! The graphics and sound effects are immensely satisfying as you fight to avenge your team."
"I was looking for a good arcade game on Steam and came across Mercenary Kings. The graphics were awesome, a nice mix of new and retro, and the side scrolling action reminded me of an arcade game. I highly recommend this game for anyone wanting that arcade retro feel with a ton of fun. "
"Steam has a ton of great arcade styled games you can play. Mercenary Kings is also one of my favorites. It has a great story line and it is challenging without being so difficult that it takes the fun out of it. It is a game where you can play and not realize how much time has passed."
"This is a nice traditional arcade game. There is lots of jumping, shooting, and killing to be done and it all pretty straightforward. You have the ability to customize the characters you are utilizing which is a nice. You can play with your friends in split screen mode which I like."
"This game reminds me of being 12 years old, standing in an ACTUAL arcade and playing with those guns. Its a lot of fun and very retro styled but with a modern twist. Obviously you don't have a physical gun in this one to handle and shoot but the game is very similar to that style. "
"Ugh. After a hard day at work, I really don't want images of blood and gore all over my screen. Must no go there. Plus working at a job I don't really love is mercenary enough for me, thank you very much. Steam ratings are only "mostly positive" so I don't think I'm missing much."
"Mercenary Kings is a game on Steam that has been out since 2014. It has mostly positive reviews but it isn't appealing to me. It has very dated 2d graphics and rather silly game play. For some reason I just see it as an old Duke Nukem rip off. I wouldn't say it fits the topic."
"Mercenary Kings is like most typical games, save the Earth, kill the bosses, blah, blah, blah. The best of all, the graphics is reminiscent to old school games of the 90s except with not so great gameplay which is a bad sign; it's best to not save the world, but save your money."
"After a long day at work, I really don't want images of blood and gore all over my screen. Dangerous to go there. All things considered, working at a job I don't really love is mercenary enough for me. I don't think I'm missing much.; Steam ratings are only "mostly positive." "
"If you're a fan of games like Metal Slug, you'll love this. I loved the Scott Pilgrim game that came out a few years ago, and while this isn't exactly the same time of game, it's a great addition to the retro shooter genre. Definitely worth buying if this is your type of game."
"This is basically an updated and more colorful version of the old contra games. I could easily see this being on an arcade machine, as the gameplay seems similar to what you'd play on one of those old stand up boxes. I don't know about 'best' though, it seems mediocre to me."
"If there is something i love,it is Mercenary Kings which is the best Arcade game on steam.The fun part is that i involves most skilled team of warriors for hire on earth that make the game more entertaining and fun.I have l played it several times and I never get enough of it!"
"Decent arcade styled game but a bit lackluster. While this is a step in the right direction, this game is pretty boring. It features about an hour of real gameplay with no extra achievements to go for. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to enjoy a game that doesn't challenge me."
"we're back to entering my birth date to see this page? i thought steam had changed that to just a check box, like ever other platform does.
anyhoo, mercenary kings a retro, 2-d, side-scroller. even if you're into those kind of games, there are many games that do it better."
"Another shooting game that seems like a better fit for the arcade. I bought it and found myself already done with it after one day. This would be a fun game on a very large screen. For me it is not a fit and I will likley be giving this to a friend who enjoys it more."
"I enjoy this action based game. I like that I can customize it with the weapons that I want. I find that the pixel art and graphics. They are very cool. The only downside is that the shooting option doesn't always go off when I want and need it to, which can be frustrating. "
"It takes you to the steam page where this game is offered. It asks for you age first to check if you are old enough to watch the preview and content. Overall it delivers a pleasant result. In this page you can access content, a complete description and purchase the game. "
"If you love those side-scrolling shooting games then Mercenary Kings is the latest entry in the crowded genre that will be sure to please the most hard core fan. You play a warrior-for-hire that must defeat the forces of CLAW in their island lair, what could be better?"
"Mercenary Kings is pretty fun. It is a classic side-scrolling game, with a sci-fi twist to it. I liked it allright and was compelled to keep playing, but it definitely was not one of my favorites. I would say give it a try because it is at least worth checking out. "
"I am a huge fan of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, so i was excited to play the Mercenary Kings. Let me tell you, it didn't disappoint! Mercenary Kings is now one of my favorite Arcade games on Stream. Game play is exciting and always keeps you on your toes."
"Mercenary Kings lets my teenage self save the day. With my warrior friends beside me, I get to go on adventures to save Laboratory Base from evil forces. Whether I choose to use my weapons or my strength, I know my skills will go from level to level and save the Base."
"A little bit of a headache when it comes to game play, but it is enjoyable. It definitely needs some work, but giving the quality of the game I really didn't think it would be much to begin with. It actually surprised me that it was better than I thought it would be."
"I love this little 2D side scrolling game, I think it's one of the better ones on Steam. It reminds me of going to the arcade at the mall and playing these types of games for hours. This is obviously way better looking and more intricate than those old games though. "
"OK, I'm going to be honest. I only play this because I'm enamored with the female character. I know she's not real. Heck, I don't think mercenaries are actually real in real life. But, it doesn't matter. I can't stop staring. Steam has gotten so much of my money!"
"Mercenary Kings is a game that brings the fun. It's an old arcade side scrolling game currently available on the Steam platform. I had a lot of fun with this title as it feels like a blast from the past. It's one of the best arcade style games you can find on Steam."
"I personally do not think that Mercenary Kings is one of the best Arcade games on Steam. It is rated T and has blood, gore, violence and nudity. I do not play this kind of game and I don't like that teens can either. I think there are better options on Steam."
"This game is a fun combination of classic arcade and a bit more advanced gameplay. They incorporated a ton of different weapon and ammunition combos that was really cool and added to the challenge of the game. I almost felt like I was back in an actual arcade!"
"Mercenary Kings is an Arcade game on steam that has been around now for several years. The graphics aren't really that great but people love the game. It is on the style of the old Commando game that used to be a big hit in arcades. It fits the topic nicely."
"This game is bad ass, but the complications of the game keep me from really getting in to it. My oldest son has hours to spend learning the environment so enjoys it a lot more. For me the graphics are knock out gorgeous, but the game play is too complicated. "
"While Mercenary Kings looks great, I wouldn't recommend it. The gameplay is annoying enough to be frustrating, and overall everything is just predictable and gets boring quickly. If it had some variety it might be entertaining but you'll rapidly tire of it."
"Be still my beating heart, for a I felt like a child again for one moment, and then the game ended. Seriously, this is such a good game. It has the graphics of my beloved Sega Genesis games, but with much better performance, no blowing on a cartridge needed. "
"Mercenary Kings is great old school shooting game. It's side scrolling and in 2D but the graphics are really cool and sharp looking. The play is fast and chaotic so that makes it very exciting and a good challenge. One of the best games of this type on Steam."
"One of the games I used to frequent in the arcades if I could find it. Awesome action and graphics and gameplay that is unique to side scrollers. Would highly recommend to anyone that enjoys some old school side scrolling shooters like contra and the like."
"Mercenary Kings is a cross between an arcade game and a 90's style shooter. The game-play is fast and the graphics are great to look at. Have a blast as a mercenary trying to stop the evil forces of CLAW. This game is old-fashioned fun with a modern look. "
"This game is so much fun! It plays a lot like Maplestory, but for adults, so I won't be embarrassed to tell anyone I play Mercenary Kings. The crafting component is also really unique in this kind of game. I think this is one of the best games on steam."
"I love the old school feel of the side scroll layout! Don't be fooled by the cartoon images though. This isn't for young children. The game contains blood, gore, and nudity (cartoon). Great stress reliever as you get to blast your way from level to level!"
"Arcade games in this era are hard to come by, but when you get a good one you just know it. It's definitely not a bad game at all and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a shooter, in fact I would say the pros greatly outweigh the cons. Great game!"
"This is a decent solution to the topic as it is an arcade game on steam. There are not even 1000 reviews but they all seem to be mostly positive. It may not be the best arcade game available but it is a decent option if this is what you were looking for. "
"Mercenary Kings is by far one of the best arcade games found on Steam. This game is fun, exciting and cunning. Users can play single, multiplayer, and can even cross platforms. This is a great game for anyone who loves arcade style games like I do."
"Mercenary Kings is still one of the best games known by pretty much everyone, now do you think everyone would know about this game if everyone had the same mentality as people today, this game is really fun so please please play this game and enjoy!"
"This game reminded me a lot of old school video games. Similar to a Contra of old, it's a really fun action packed adventure. From a computer or console from home it's reminiscent of a game you'd play in the quarter arcade as a teenager. Lots of fun."
"Arcade games on Steam are a dime a dozen. There are so many that it's hard to know what's the best. Mercenary Kings is one of the best arcade style games that I have tried on Steam. If you're looking for a little old school arcade fun, give it a try."
"Mercenary Kings reminds me of those out Metal Slug games that you could play back when physical arcades were a big hit. Even the art style seems to lend itself to the series. Overall it's a worthy romp for anyone looking to relive those glory days."
"When it comes to arcade games that are played on Steam, Mercenary Kings is second to none. You play a warrior for hire whose trying to stop an evil group that's taken over a secret base on an island. This is old fashioned arcade style awesomeness! "
"Mercenary Kings reminds me of an old shooting game. The graphics are that of an older game like Mario and Donkey Kong. The characters look like they were taken straight from a comic book. This a fast past action packed game for a mature audience."
"It seems like arcade style games are a dying breed but are alive and well on Steam! Mercenary Kings is one of my favorite arcade games, it's old school and the storyline is all original. The game play is so much fun. You could say it's a "blast"!"
"One of the best games on steam is Mercenary Kings. this is a shoot em up game that is action packed and has realistic graphics. this game is has many levels and is very detailed. If you like arcade type games then you will enjoy Mercenary kings."
"not your typical shoot em up game. So it might not be suitable for all ages, it was not too bad because i have played it with my 11 yr old and she just loves it. While playing it i did not realy see any terrible gore or violence just mild ones."
"And enjoyable side scrolling shooter, if you were a fan of Metal Slug you'd probably like this game. A fun variety of missions and weapons are available and they keep the game interesting. I recommend playing with friends for maximum enjoyment."
"Mercenary Kings is a decent, if underwhelming side scrolling game on Steam where you need to stop the evil CLAW from taking over the world. While the graphics aren't be, the game does get repetitive after a short time which may elicit boredom."
"Mercenary kings is a fun arcade game -- it's great if you've already played through other more popular titles but it can get a bit repetitive. If you have other arcade games to get to first, give this one a miss. If you are bored, go for it!"
"Mercenary Kings is a great arcade game that you can find on Steam. I remember when I was younger and I used to love playing arcade games in real life, and now you can have that same kind of nostalgia playing this side-scrolling shooting game!"
"One of the best games to play on Steam, mercenary kings offered a plot line that you could easily follow. Go inside CLAW and stop them from taking over the world, this game was developed by movie producers. One of the best RPGs you will find."
"Mercenary Kings is another addition to the arcade style game line up on Steam. Although it's 2D, the graphics are outstanding and the game play is fast and fun. This isn't your grandfather's Mario, this is arcade style fun in the Steam world."
"This is a great co-op game if you're looking for a decent side scoller, but I wouldn't recommend it for the price. If you're into grinding, then this game is for you. The artwork is alright, but I would only buy this game if it was on sale. "
" Mercenary Kings is a 2D side scroller with a great story. It will take you back to the old days of video games, if you were around for that time period. If not, this will give you a history lesson of what playing 2D video games was like."
"I love arcade style games, so I was pretty excited to try Mercenary Kings. Unfortunately, I found this game a bit boring and repetitive. The gameplay started out fun, but soon became a bit tiresome. There are better arcade games out there."
"I didn't like this game and don't think it is one of the better arcade games on Steam. Some parts of the gameplay are really boring and tedious. While it wasn't the worst game I've ever played, I think there are better choices available."
"Mercenary Kings takes all the steps to become the best Arcade game on Steam. It is the same people that made Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. It will remind you of the good old days playing arcade games in the mall. It is really fun!"
"If you like playing Arcade style games on steam, STAY AWAY FROM MERCENARY KINGS! This game is one of the worst. The whole story was a waste of time. The characters where boring and the levels were too easy. I think this game is terrible. "
"I have played shooter games on Steam for as long as I can remember. Mercenary Kings offered a plot line that was involving, and made sense for the most part. I found this game to be engaging and really made sense. One of the best on Steam"
"Mercenary Kings recalls the past with its 2-D pixel art graphics. However, unlike good arcade games, this one is not addicting. It gets boring really fast. There a lot of weapons to choose from but that's about all the novelty you'll get."
"This is your classic run and gun set up. Fast action and exciting combat will keep you on the edge of your seat. Play alone, or grab three friends and multiplayer your heart out. Great game that will literally eat up hours of your time. "
"Honestly I didn't like this game much. I might be biased because I don't love sidescrollers in general, but this game was pretty boring and the visuals were very ugly to me. I thought it might get better as it went on, but I was wrong. "
"Mercenary Kings is a decent side scroller that has a good arcade-like feel, but if you're looking for a real arcade style treat I'd go with Geometry Dash. But Mercenary Kings does have a decent style going for it, which you might like."
"Mercenary Kings is another side scrolling action packed game that I have spent countless hours on. It takes me back to playing contra on nintendo. Try to play for just a little bit and watch the time fly by. This is highly recommended."
"The game starts out fun but gets repetitive quickly. In order to get to a higher level, there is a lot of tedious customization that has to be done and the actual gameplay itself can be frustrating at times. I would not recommend."
"This has received mostly positive reviews, even though recent reviews have been mixed. This game is a Contra-style side scrolling shooter. It has a single player and multiplayer mode, which allows you to have fun with your friends."
"Mercenary Kings is a really fun, old school feeling romp that makes you feel like you're back in an Arcade (but without having to feed the thing quarters all the time). It hits all the right notes and scratches that itch perfectly."
"Growing up in the 90s I'm a sucker for Arcade games. Steam has a ton of these games but some aren't the best. However, Rayman Origins is not one of those. It reminds me of the arcade style games from the 90s. I love this game!"
"This is an okay game to pass a bit of time, but it gets boring fast. Just nothing really new to it and nothing good enough about the graphics or the music or anything to keep you interested. Worth it for a couple of bucks I guess."
"This game is fun for those who love side scrolling shooters. The game has plenty of action and lodes of bosses to kill. It should be noted that this game is rated M for mature. The rating includes a lot of blood and violence. "
"MERCY KINGS IS ONE OF THE BEST ARCADE GAMES ON STEAM. THIS GAME IS ONLY FOR MATURE AUDIENCES SO KEEP THE YOUNG ONES AWAY. THE GAME PLAY IS SWEET, THE GRAPHICS ARE GOOD, AND IT IS A LOT OF FUN. I DEFENITLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME. "
"Mercenary Kings is all right but not my favorite game. The graphics are weak and the premise of the game isn't that strong. I mostly play it for short periods of time when I want a change in pace during my game bringing episodes."
"Meh, if you're into really old school style games and just looking to be mildly entertained while passing the time, then this this is not a bad options. I prefer games with sleeker graphics and awesome characters and storylines. "
"For those who love old school video games this is right up their alley. Personally I never did like the teeny tiny characters because you can't see the detail. If they would make them just a few "blocks" bigger it would be great!"
"Great side scrolling shooter/platformer. This company makes really great retro-style games, and this is no exception. Very much in the style of Metal Slug, with some unique additions. More complex than you might originally think."
"Mercenary Kings is a platform game that reminds you of arcade platform games from previous generations. It's a lot of fun and really challenging to try and make it to the end. I would recommend it for people who like hard games."
"I enjoy my alone time with MK. It's very retro looking, sort of Contra-like, but the graphics are crisp and engaging. I also really enjoy the audio queues and graphic blood splatters. It's everything a side-scroller should be."
"Mercenary Kings is not my favorite arcade game on Steam but it does have some cool features which allowed me to enjoy the game play for a while. Overall I have had better luck and enjoyed some of the other arcade games on Steam."
"Arcade games are by far my favorite games to play on Steam right now. Mercenary Kings is a front runner for my favorite and the best in its genre. The game is really captivating, I can play for hours at a time without thinking!"
"Mercenary Kings is a member of the somewhat newer yet exploding market of indie-games. This particular game is a 2D side-scrolling game which features loads of items and weaponry to battle CLAW and avenge your fallen comrades."
"This game is like Metal Slug with a modern artistic twist. The story is pretty funny, the co-op is great, and the game isn't too short. It's a bit repetitive, but if you like this style of arcade games it's still a ton of fun."
"This game reminds me of when I was pumping quarters into the local arcade games. It's quite addictive and kept me entertained for hours, and since its from the Scott Pilgram creators it's no surprise that it kicks major butt!"
"I played Mercenary Kings at my friends' house, and I must admit this is a really good shoot 'em up! You are part of a skilled team of warriors, and you will have to fight against some of your comrades in a bloody way.. Funny!!"
"I have fond memories of side scrolling shooters like Contra. Mercenary Kings rekindled those feelings in me. It's an action packed romp through a digital battlefield of bullet hail as you fight your way through the CLAW army."
"This IS NOT for children as there is some nudity along with normal video game violence. Its a 2-D action game that reminds me of Contra. Found it to be very repetitive after a while. Adults will get bored easily on this one. "
"Well I was looking for a good Arcade game, actually more like the BEST arcade games on steam. Well I found Mercenary Kings and its a good side-scrolling shoot em up like the past. I love it so far and want to beat the game."
"This game is a nice play, but definitely not one of the best arcade games on Steam. It's fun with frantic action, but it can get repetitive, and the level maps are not very creative or varied so you might get bored quickly"
"I don’t know if I’d call this an arcade game – mostly because when I think arcade, I think Pac-Man or asteroids – but this is a fun game nonetheless. The animation is fun and there’s plenty to do in this shoot ‘em up game."
"Mercenary Kings is one of the best Arcade games I have ever played on steam. It has great side scrolling game play and brings the excitement of the arcade into the house. So much fun to play by your self or with friends. "
"Not the best graphics and not really one that will make many longterm memories. Fun to play around with if there's nothing better to do. Not family friendly though so keep this one out of your smaller children's hands. "
"This looks okay as far as being an arcade game but it is not my type of game. I would rather play Pac-man or something. I never could get into this kind of game. So I find it hard to say it is the "best" game out there."
"Mercanary friends is an alright game. The design and game play are decent and it's kinda of fun to play. However there are countless other and much better options out there in this game genre that are much much better."
"Love the side scrolling version games, especially for shooting genres. Mercenary Kings is great on steam for those of you who prefer the non 3D/4D worlds. Great for older players who grew up with Nintendo and Atari, "
"I played Mercenary Kings at my friends' house, and now I cannot wait to start playing it by myself. It's a funny shoot'em up in which you must fight other skilled warriors-for-hire to protect the future of the planet."
"I was surprised at reading this solution as being the best Arcade game. This is not an arcade style game at all. It's a violent, shoot them up game with even some nudity. Be careful who you buy this one for indeed!"
"Good arcade games are hard to come across these days, but Mercenary Kings is a decent one that should be tried out. The art is very charming and the game itself has a nice story, but gameplay can become repetitive. "
"I was looking for an arcade style shooter game I could purchase through steam when I found Mercenary Kings. It's an engaging and challenging 16 bit styled shooter that is perfect to pick up and play in short bursts."
"This game takes me back to the days of arcade machines and having my pockets filled with quarters to play. It does get a bit repetitive after a while, but this is a game I am happy to pick back up every few months."
"This is more of an action-arcade, side scrolling game. The side scrolling definitely makes it feel more old-school arcade type of video game. Definitely reminds me of the older military side scrolling action games."
"I was looking to play a game like the arcade games I played in the 90s. Mercenary Kings had the same 2D feel as arcade games I played in the 90s. As well, there was an awesome plot. I really enjoyed this game."
"This game gets my blood pumping, and if you like fast, arcadey action, then this is the game to play. I enjoy the feel of the art style, and the crafting system involved that helps me progress through the story. "
"A different take on arcade games. Seems like it will be interesting once we dive into it and learn how to defeat and win while in combat by ourselves. Looks like hours of fun for my 11 year old (and hubby too!)!"
"This is kind of an odd game but really fun. The graphics, and the game itself are very much like old-school Donkey Kong but with a lot of blood and gore and even some nudity. It's like Donkey Kong for grown-ups!"
"The graphics are cool and the game has some style, but the gameplay is repetitive, grinding and it all gets tiresome, rather quickly. I would seriously suggest giving this one a pass. It's just not all that fun!"
"Mercenary Kings is another side scrolling game I just can't put down. From the makers of Scott Pilgram the game you will love this as much as that. Action packed great story. Sit down for awhile and try it out."