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The Punisher (Genesis)

The Punisher Genesis Setting up the scene for New York.


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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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Nick Fury's pathetic presence doesn't make a difference in the end though; The Punisher is still a frenzied, action packed adventure, exploding with diverse weapons, intense enemy-filled stages, and some of the most crushing grappling moves to appear in a beat-'em-up. This excellent game should serve as an example to other developers of how you put a comic character into a video game and manage to keep his personality intact as well as making the game fun and compelling to play.
Hobby Consolas
Aparte de esto, «The Punisher» no pasará a la reciente historia de Marvel y Capcom como el personaje mejor animado. Eso sí, la concepción de la aventura como arcade de lucha es una buena opción para mostrar un cómic en movimiento, con apoyo de texto en las introducciones de cada fase.
Quebec Gamers
The Punisher est un jeu qui se fait rare de nos jours et qui va chercher assez cher sur eBay ou autres sites de ventes en ligne. Un jeu neuf venait avec un tatoo du logo "The Punisher"! Imaginez comment tough vous auriez eu l'air à l'école avec ce tatoo!? :P Ou bon, c'était peut-être la meilleure façon de se faire casser la gueule à la fin des cours lol! Si vous aimez les Beat 'em up ou si vous êtes un fan des Streets Of Rage à la recherche de quelque chose dans le même genre, je vous le recommande de bon coeur. Malgré la mécanique un peu nonchalante (hey, j'ai trouvé le terme français pour sluggish!) à première vue, c'est un jeu solide si vous aimez le genre.
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Malgré ses lacunes graphiques, The Punisher est un titre qui prouve une fois de plus qu’un jeu moche est loin d’être forcement mauvais; par contre il est clair qu’il ne vaut absolument pas le prix auquel certains le proposent sur certains sites de ventes en ligne bien connus.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
The graphics have a certain comic-book quality and overall, it's a decent exercise in vigilante mayhem.
Mega Play Magazine
More comic book games? Punisher packs a wallop with loads of enemies to kill and plenty of action, but the feeling of the comic book isn't here. The colors seem drab and the game gets repetitive.
Mega Fun
Mit diesem Nice Price-Produkt könnte Capcoms Image als Beat'em Up-Spe.zialist erheblichen Schaden erleiden, In der Spielhalle konnte ich dieser wüsten Prügelei noch einen gewissen rauhen Charme abgewinnen, bei der MD. Konvertierung hingegen flacht die Motivation ab. Grund für dieses mittelmäßige Prügelvergnügen ist vor allem der ziemlich lieblose technische Rahmen. Insbesondere farbarme und wenig detaillierte Grafik, in Kombination mit den Spar-Animationen, erzeugen kaum Atmosphäre. Auch beim Sound hatte ich mir persönlich Ansprechenderes als dieses belanglose Disco-Allerlei gewünscht. Sicherlich werden bescheidenere Gemüter zu zweit noch etwas Spaß daran haben, zumal die neuartigen Schußwaffen für etwas Abwechslung sorgen. Auf lange Sicht gestaltet sich das Gameplay allerdings recht monoton, so daß nur der moderate Preis Prügelfans zu einem Kauf bewegen dürfte.
GamePro (US)
Fans of the skull-on-the-leotards hero will definitely groan when they see what's been done to their vigilante. The only satisfied gamers might be Streets of Rage fans who haven't had enough.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Although the blood and brutal tone of the arcade version is absent, this version of The Punisher is still pretty thin despite an appealing character. One of the big problems is that the characters are too small on the screen and there is little or no skill involved in defeating the boss characters. (They are more like wars of attrition that anything else.) On the plus side, there are plenty of weapons and moves to learn, but the whole game comes across as routine and bland.
The Video Game Critic
The Punisher is a worthwhile romp if side-scrolling brawlers are your thing, but it's not quite the diamond in the rough some make it out to be.
Don't be fooled, this is an old game with a new paint job (and a bad one at that). Chances are, Punisher fan or not, you already own this, and in a better incarnation.