Punisher video games
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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.
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.
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.
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
- The Punisher has a cameo appearance in the 2000 Activision Spider-Man game. In the game, the Punisher helps Spider-Man find Mysterio's secret hideout in Warehouse 65. He offers to help, but Spider-Man declines, stating he wants to "keep the body-count low". The Punisher is then seen again in the last scene of the game playing cards with Spider-Man, Captain America and Daredevil. This is slightly humorous, as the Punisher does not usually fraternize with anyone, let alone known superheroes. The Punisher's voice was provided by Daran Norris.
- The Punisher was mentioned at the beginning of the 2005 multiplatform fighting game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. A reporter mistakenly claims that the Punisher is "missing in action". A torn piece of cloth from his trademark "skull" can be seen hanging on a post over a large chaingun in the cinematic opening.
- The Punisher is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.
- The Punisher will be a playable character in the upcoming MMORPG Marvel Heroes.
- The Punisher appears as an unlockable character via Season 4 of PvP in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
- A Lego version of The Punisher is an unlockable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes
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