The Punisher (Arcade)
The Punisher is a beat-em-up starring the titular anti-hero vigilante from the comics by Marvel. This was Capcom's first game with licensed characters from Marvel, and the only one to not be a Street Fighter II-style fighting game, unlike the rest of the Marvel-based arcade titles that would follow after this one.
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Unused Bonus Stage
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The stage begins with the cockpit exploding and the plane's pilots engulfed on fire, with two gun-wielding enemies walking away with several bound-and-gagged stewardesses, which the player can rescue for an (optional) health bonus. The level ends quickly as soon as the opponents leave; the game thinks you have beaten Stage 7 afterwards (there are only six stages in this game, excluding the used bonus level) and the game plays the one-credit variation of the ending.
|07||A very repetitive 2 seconds track that loops. Since it's very cheerful compared to the rest of the music, it may have been planned for something like the High Score name entry.|
|15||A tragic-sounding track that seems like an alternate ending theme.|
|17||A suspenseful track. Since this doesn't loop, it might have been for a cutscene.|
|19||The purpose of this track is unknown. Although it begins sounding like a stage track, it starts to get very repetitive when it begins looping.|
|1B||This is used on Stage 1 during the transitionary cutscene where Punisher and/or Nick Fury chase Bruno into the school bus, but only a maximum of 13 seconds can be heard, there are other 21 seconds that go unheard in-game and it also doesn't get a chance to loop.|
|A3||This track's slot comes right after Punisher's "Continue" track. Since it sounds Game Over-ish, perhaps Punisher and Nick Fury were both supposed to have their own Game Over themes just as they do with their Continue tracks in the actual game.|
The Punisher series
|Game Boy||The Ultimate Payback|
|PlayStation 2||The Punisher|