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Title
The Punisher
Reality
Game Details
Release Date
April 22, 1993
Developers
Capcom
Publishers
Capcom
Modes
Single player, 2 player Coin Co-op
Platforms
Arcade, Sega Mega Drive

Appearances

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Basic Thugs
    • Chrys
    • Max
    • Dean
    • Ruskin
    • Leon
    • Bakosu
  • Armed Gangsters
    • Dylan
    • Shone
    • Buddy: This guy can throw three Hand Grenades at the same time. Appears only at Last Stage
    • Red Lamp
    • Wow Cat
  • Martial Artists
    • Yan Lee
    • Saxon
    • Hawke
  • Kunoichi Assassins
    • Mizuki
    • Midori
    • Luna
    • Misa
  • Bruno Costa's Gunmen
  • Pretty Boy (Apparent death)
  • Heavy-Duty Gunmen
  • Big Men
  • Bosses

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

  • Firearms & Weapon Items
    • Stone
    • Tire
    • Hand Grenade
    • Dynamite
    • Pretty Head
    • Star
    • Shuriken
    • Bag of Cement
    • Lance
    • Knife
    • Bat
    • Flamethrower
    • Boomerang
    • Bizen Osafune
    • Pipe
    • Iron Plate
    • Hammer
    • Battle Ax
    • Extinguisher
    • Ingram
    • M-16
    • Pretty Legs
  • Vitality Restoring Food Items
    • Pudding
    • Cheese
    • Slice Pizza
    • Hot Dogs
    • Pizza
    • Chicken
    • Meat
  • Bonus Point Items
    • Pistol
    • Money
    • Coins
    • Gold
    • Trunk
    • Aquamarine
    • Ruby
    • Emerald
    • Dark Sapphire
  • Throwable Containers and Destructibles
    • Video Game
    • Chair
    • Bucket
    • Barrel
    • Wooden Box
    • Sofa
    • Recliner
    • Oil Drum
    • Armor
    • Pipe A
    • Pipe B
    • Stone Column
    • Tire Stack
    • Prison Door A
    • Prison Door B
    • Antenna
    • Cable Machine
    • Elevator Motor
    • Poolside Recliner
    • Portrait
    • Suite Bed
    • Painting
    • Machine

Vehicles:

Synopsis

In the game's intro, U.S. Marine Captain Frank Castle enjoys a picnic with his family in Central Park. The Castle family accidentally discovered a mob killing. Fearing any witnesses, the killers gunned down the family. To avenge them and all others like them Frank becomes The Punisher. The game begins in an illegal casino and the streets of the New York City, with the merciless vigilante Frank "the Punisher" Castle (optionally partnered with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury) in pursuit of the Mafia enforcer Bruno Costa who ordered the killing of Castle's family; the chase ends with a fight against Chester Scully (a minor villain from the comics). Frank "interrogates" Scully, gets the information he needs, and then promptly shoots him. Still on track of Bruno, the Punisher infiltrates the mob's Pantaberde resort in Florida via a water duct. He breaks into a hotel and corners Bruno, who is suddenly killed by a robot called Guardroid, who tells Frank the Kingpin has programmed him to terminate him, which the Punisher must then take on.

The Punisher then raids a major drug-smuggling ring at the local harbor, which ends with him confronting Bonebreaker in a waterfront warehouse. After that, the Punisher attacks the Kingpin's poppy field at a cave in Arizona. The Punisher boards and destroys a freight train which is commanded by Bushwhacker.

At that point, the Kingpin decides that he has lost enough henchmen and money to the Punisher's actions. He puts a hefty contract out on him, and he is chased by assassins from his hideout and through a forest. After defeating another Guardroid, the Punisher in turn assaults the King Building skyscraper. He fights his way through Jigsaw and other enemies to the final showdown against the Kingpin himself. After the Kingpin is defeated, the entire tower collapses, but the Kingpin is not found among the many dead criminals in the rubble.

Notes

  • The Punisher is a 1993 arcade game released by Capcom which stars the Marvel Comics anti-hero, The Punisher, and co-starring Nick Fury as the second player's character. It is a beat 'em up where Punisher and Fury are on a mission to thwart the crime lord Kingpin, engaging on various foes and final bosses mostly in a hand-to-hand combat.

Videos

Trivia

  • One of the "Yan Lee" carries a nunchaku at stage 5. The nunchaku can't be picked up after he dies
  • Red Lamp is the only antagonist who can pick up weapon items
  • Arcade1Up re-released the game in an arcade cabinet that also included Capcom's X-Men: Children of the Atom and Marvel Super Heroes.[2]

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. https://arcade1up.com/products/marvel-cabinet
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