Punisher video games

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The Marvel Comics' anti-hero Punisher has made several appearances on numerous electronic and gaming platforms.

1990 NES[edit]

A Punisher game for the Nintendo Entertainment System was produced by LJN Toys in 1990. The player controls the Punisher character from an over-the-shoulder perspective through various New York City locations, shooting thugs and battling supervillains as bosses (the final boss was the Kingpin). The game was also ported to the Game Boy in 1991.

1990 computer[edit]

Also in 1990, MicroProse produced a Punisher computer game for DOS and Amiga that was unique when compared with the NES game, as it featured three different modes of gameplay: driving the Punisher's "Battle Van", walking through NYC's streets and select buildings, and scuba diving.

1993 arcade[edit]

A coin-operated arcade game titled The Punisher was released in 1993 by Capcom. The game is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up in the vein of Capcom's Final Fight, where the player can control the Punisher or Nick Fury on their quest to kill The Kingpin, and would engage on various foes in a hand-to-hand combat, occasionally drawing firearms in lieu of melee combat. A single home version was released for the Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994.

2005 cross-platform[edit]

In 2005, a violent Punisher action game exclusively designed for adult players was released by Volition, Inc. Players take control of the vigilante hero to track down criminals and make them pay for their deeds. The game's story is a loose mixture of the 2004 film, as well as the 2000 mini-series, Welcome Back, Frank, written by Garth Ennis and pencilled by Steve Dillon, wherein the character has no aversion to committing acts of extreme (if not gratuitous) violence. Thomas Jane, who portrayed the title role in the 2004 Punisher film also provides the voice of The Punisher in the game.

A mobile phone game based on this series was also released.

2009 PlayStation 3[edit]

A PlayStation 3 Punisher game was released on July 2, 2009, exclusively for the PlayStation Network.

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Heroes Revealed at PAX 2012!". Marvel Heroes. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 

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