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The Punisher (Genesis)

The Punisher Genesis Setting up the scene for New York.


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Join Frank Castle's crusade for justice and revenge in this arcade beat 'em up. Based on the Marvel comic of the same name, you play as the cold blooded vigilante or his pal Nick Fury (from S.H.I.E.L.D.) with your mission being to tear through the many rackets and underground criminal hotspots to cripple the Kingpin's criminal empire, and finally take down the man himself and bring peace to New York.

The game plays as a standard side-scrolling beat 'em up with your objective being to clear all stages of enemies by attacking them with your arsenal of attacks or whatever weapons you can find. Features single and 2-player cooperative gameplay.


The Punisher Genesis Stage 2
The Punisher Genesis Starting stage 2
The Punisher Genesis Smash open these doors to rescue ladies in distress.
The Punisher Genesis I beat him. I KNEW Kingpin was behind this!

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The Punisher Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)

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Critic Reviews May 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) May 23, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Mega Play Magazine Jun, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Mega Fun May, 1995 61 out of 100 61
GamePro (US) Apr, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1995 30 out of 50 60
Play Time Jun, 1995 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic Sep 08, 2012 C+ 58
FLUX Oct, 1994 D 25


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Version differences

There are a few differences in comparison to the original arcade version:
  • Many background objects which were originally destructible can't be destroyed in the Genesis version.
  • Female enemies have more clothes on
  • The first boss does not get shot in the cutscene
  • The third boss does not shoot with his vehicle
  • The final boss does not smoke a cigar
A detailed list of changes can be found on (German).
Zovni (10644) added The Punisher (Genesis) on Jun 27, 2007
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