Side-scrolling beat-'em-up featuring Frank Castle and Nick Fury.

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The usual beat-em-up mayhem only this time with a comic-book edge and a touch more bloody violence than the norm. Play as either The Punisher or Nick Fury in your war to defeat the notorious Kingpin and his criminal empire. Power-ups included everything from heavy barrels and sofas to swords, axes, knives, M-16s, Uzis and basically anything else you can get your hands on. Written by Shawn Watson

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In the Marvel comic books, The Punisher and Nick Fury were both soldiers. The Punisher was a former US Marine captain whom fought in the Vietnam War and Nick Fury served in the US army to fight the Nazis in World War II, which he had the rank of Sargeant. See more »

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This should be in every arcade in America
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This game wasn't in my arcade, so I had to download it off of the internet and play it with MAME. Although this isn't Capcom's first side-scrolling beat-em-up game (Final Fight in 1989), it is definitely their best, with a Q-Surround sound system and excellent digitized graphics. A player can kill the enemy with methods ranging from a simple knockout to a gruesome slaughter with a battle axe, and plenty of gun action in there as well. Everything about this game is interactive. Play as bloodthirsty Frank Castle or cool, collected Nick Fury (with the cigar and the eyepatch) and prepare for level after level of carnage.

Also, this game has one of the most dramatic continue screens that I have ever seen. For those of you who haven't played it, I won't spoil it for you, but for those who have, you know what I'm talking about.

In conclusion, play this game by whatever means necessary, and enjoy sweet, sweet revenge at a cost of only 25 cents.


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