BacklogCritic: "Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition is more than just nostalgia. It adds depth and replay value to a tried-and-true arcade formula. Its pixel art and music shine, pleasing both the player’s visual and auditory senses. It may stay in certain spots longer than it should when it comes to level variety, but that only slightly hampers the game. Fans of the Metal Slug series should feel right at home with Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition."