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The Punisher Arcade Title screen

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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Punisher Arcade Stage 3 intro
The Punisher Genesis Catch enemy
The Punisher Genesis Goons you fight on the street.
The Punisher Genesis Starting stage 2

Promo Images

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

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Critic Reviews

Retro Archives Arcade Jun 09, 2019 17 out of 20 85
SuperGamePower Genesis Jun, 1995 3.8 out of 5 76
Quebec Gamers Genesis 2010 7.2 out of 10 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis May 23, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Top Consoles (France) Genesis Jul, 1995 13 out of 20 65
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1995 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 08, 2012 C+ 58
Next Generation Arcade Jul, 1995 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

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 schnittberichte.com (German).
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