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The Punisher
Publisher: Capcom
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-12026
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-12026-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-12026-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-12026-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-12026-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$89.95Media:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf[2] FPUN00SMC




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The Punisher is a beat-'em-up game for the Sega Mega Drive, based on the comic book series with the same name. It is a port of the 1993 arcade game of the same title by Capcom, and stars The Punisher (player 1) and Nick Fury (player 2) attempting to defeat The Kingpin (also the antagonist of Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin).

The Punisher was the second game published by Capcom on the Mega Drive (following Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition) after a history of licensing porting rights to Sega themselves, although the actual development of this game was outsourced to Sculptured Software. Several heavy cuts had to be made to fit the game onto the (still generous) 16 Megabit cartridge, with most sprites and background redrawn to fit a smaller scale.

This was notably the only home conversion of The Punisher arcade game ever produced as despite Capcom's prominent support for Nintendo platforms at the time, no Super NES version was made.

Production credits

Uncredited

  • Cover artwork: Lou Harrison

Promotional material

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EGM US 070.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #70: "May 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №55, p114
65 №4, p98/99/100/101
77 №46, p62/63
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
3 reviews

Mega Drive, US
ThePunisher MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Punisher MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Thepunisher md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
ThePunisher MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
ThePunisher MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. File:GamePlayers US 0710.pdf, page 12
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf, page 11