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The Punisher: Ultimate Payback is essentially a lightgun game, though obviously, you can't actually use a lightgun on Game Boy. Missions are played from a first-person view. You control a targeting reticule to aim as the background constantly scrolls left-to-right. The A button fires your gun and the B button throws grenades.

The object is to kill the bad guys who either are walking around or hiding in the environment while also picking up ammo, grenades and health by shooting them. Your health is constantly drained while enemies are shooting, so if you want to last, you must cap them as soon as they appear.


The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! Game Boy Intro
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! Game Boy Enemies pop out of windows and such
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! Game Boy Guess that shopping cart wasn't bulletproof
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! Game Boy After, you get the gang members, Spider-Man rescues the hostage.  Why he makes you do all the dirty work while grabbing the glory for himself is not explained.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback" -- In-game title

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As fun as a light-gun game... without the gun Lawnmower Man (145) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 21 out of 40 52
Power Play Nov, 1991 49 out of 100 49


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Ace of Sevens (4474) added The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! (Game Boy) on Jan 16, 2007