The Punisher

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

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-12026
ESRB: Teen
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-12026-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$89.9589.95[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).

History

The Punisher was the fourth game published by Capcom on the Mega Drive (following Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II and Mega Man: The Wily Wars) 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

Magazine articles

Main article: The Punisher/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #70: "May 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 [3]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[4]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
60
[6]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
53
[7]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-U
58
[8]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
58
[9]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
61
[10]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
69
[11]
Player One (FR)
60
[12]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
60
[13]
Top Consoles (FR)
65
[14]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
70
[15]
Sega Mega Drive
59
Based on
12 reviews

The Punisher

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Thepunisher md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 695cd8b8
MD5 0711541847d139a7dae88958b68f92ee
SHA-1 4ef2675e728903925a7b865daa75ed66bbe24829
2MB 1994-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 729edd17
MD5 e4361688368d9da9550b7e2443377232
SHA-1 d11ec72726498e4608eefc1ef2b8a3cadb025394
2MB 1994-12 Cartridge (EU)

References