Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis
Novagen - 1991
Machine: Atari ST, Commodore Amiga
The Mercenary series come to a peak with this brilliant adventure. Massive in it's scope Mercenary 3 sees you, exploring entire planets by bus, taxi and interplanetary shuttle with the purpose of bringing down the evil PC BIL (Palyars Commander's Brother-In-Law). Fantastic 3D worlds, multiple ways of completing the game, and a great sense of humour make this an adventure not to miss.
Never before had gamers been offered such a huge field of play. The first Mercenary was set across a whole city and it really felt like it, by the third game you had a whole star system with each planet totally open to exploration. Add to that the fact that you can’t die and the result is a huge, open-ended adventure that is incredibly addictive. I would argue that virtual reality started here with the Mercenary series.
Jakey 04 Apr '04
MDD Clone - You can emulate the Amiga or ST versions but it's far easier to download MDD Clone which has all four Mercenary games adapted to run on the PC.
Hall of Light's Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis page - The Amiga game database's Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis page including box scans and reviews.
Wikipedia's Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis page - Lots of great information.