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The Punisher Arcade Title screen


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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 You see the stage end boss, Scully, but won't fight him yet.
The Punisher Genesis Starting stage 2
The Punisher Arcade Stage clear screen
The Punisher Arcade How many robots does the New York mafia have?

Promo Images

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

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Critic Reviews Genesis May 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
SuperGamePower Arcade Aug, 1993 33 out of 40 82
Quebec Gamers Genesis 2010 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1995 30 out of 50 60 Genesis Dec 23, 2019 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 08, 2012 C+ 58
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1995 58 out of 100 58
Next Generation Arcade Jul, 1995 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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).
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