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This site is dedicated to Mercenary, Damocles and Mercenary 3 games, by Paul Woakes, (c) Novagen.
They were released on Atari ST and Amiga computers (and elder 8-bits for Mercenary).

Thanks to everyone that contributed to this site, check the credits section. Their names are associated to each of their contirbutions :-)
(for E-mails, see also this section)

latest update: 20th July 2014

Updated items in 2013-2014 are tagged with , so that you notice them easily.

  • A new interview from Steven Sargent, where you'll discover why his name was in the Novagen Cabinet in Damocles, and in Mercenary III (as a pilot).
  • And a new interview from Stewart Gilray, where you'll... Discover why his name was in the Novagen Cabinet in Damocles, too! And very interesting details about another aborted attempt at releasing the PC version of Damocles, in 1998.
  • You can now order the documentary From Bedroom To Billions, which holds an interview with Mo Warden! Haven't seen it myself but it seems promising.

  • Check this great article on Mercenary from Tony Coles, for Eurogamer. Very nice read!
  • Added pictures of Mercenary boxes for Commodore Plus4, thanks to Allan Ullmann. I had totally forgoten them, sorry for the delay Allan.
  • Also added some more hints for The 2nd City, from unknown source, sent long ago by John Pollard. He belived it was from some C64 cheat page. I googled it but never found anything.
  • Added information on the pyramid in Mercenary I, thanks to various contributors long ago.

    -------------------- SPECIAL MESSAGE --------------------

    Over the years I have recieved lots of incredibly interesting emails, but haven't always been able to reply. So I lost touch with some people that contacted me, which is always a pity. Right now I'm looking to contact again for an interview:
    - Nick Bacchus - we exchanged lots of very interesting messages
    - John Milford - you wrote in 1999 and your email address (not surprisingly) doesn't work anymore
    - Peter Pachla - we chatted in 1999 and your email address (not surprisingly) doesn't work anymore
    - Jonathon Wild - well, interview done but your email address doesn't work anymore
    Gentlemen if you ever see this message please send me a mail ;)

    (updates history)

  • There are still loads of info to be worked on for a next update - more to come as soon as I can.

    Address for the site, with frames and without ads:
    The other mirrors are now down or not updated anymore.


    The Mercenary/Damocles/Dion Crisis Clone is the PC/Windows version of these classic games. Mercenary and Damocles (including the missions) and the Dion Crisis are all waiting for you!
    Click here to read about this initiative, and freely download the latest version.


    Don't waste any time, here they are! If you think some hints are missing or if you discovered more about the games, mail me!
    Mercenary, Damocles and Mercenary III . Also available: the Targ Survival Kit (official hints for Mercenary 1).


    If you never saw the games or would like to see them again, make your choice! About 30 pictures for every game are available, so you're warned: it might be long to be loaded.
    Mercenary 1 and The Second City, Damocles and data disks, Mercenary 3, and the quick story and pictures of Damocles for PC!
    See also the Atari ST demo of Damocles, the Damocles boxes scans and Mercenary 3 boxes scans.

    Pictures and interviews of The NOVAGEN team - the people that made the games.

    Thanks to the work of Peter Young, here are the first reviews available here. I should add some more in the future.


    Amiga users, here are hard drive installers for Mercenary 1, Damocles and Mercenary 3! They also fix some problems for use with A1200. Thanks to John Selck who sent them.

    The D-Bug team patched Damocles and Mercenary III to run on Atari Falcon. The patched games also work for conventional Atari ST, and are hard-drive intallable.

    Also available: the public transport schedule that was supplied in Mercenary 3.

    The emulators section is here to help you to run Mercenary with various emulators. Fell free to contribute if you know emulators that are not described yet!


    Welcome to the Benson Board System! Use the Mercenary BBS to leave a message, comments about the site or to ask anything about the games! All of the fans will be able to read your messages, and I hope the members of the Novagen team will take a look at it from time to time. I hope to see it filled quite quickly! :)


    They are now here !
    Thanks to everyone that contributed (and keep contributing) to this site.

    If you feel interested, have any wish or comment about this site, send me an Email!

    This Mercenary site might take a long time to be built, don't be impatient!!! Riss-Key builders are sorry.

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