Japanese
Both playable characters have a flame kick move that can only be done in the Japanese version. To do it, you need to be rolling, then press the jump button, hold down and press the attack button.


Japanese
American
In the Japanese version, Punisher and Nick's special kick moves (down, up+attack button) will cause enemies to be set on fire with blue flames. In the American version these moves cause a squirt of blood from an enemy hit by them.


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American
The intros for each version are slightly different, the images of Punisher's family being murdered are shown on screen a lot longer than in the Japanese version. There's some different English text in the Japanese version too. Right at the start of the Japanese version intro, the Punisher skull logo appears with a red and green flashing background. Not sure what the kanji means.


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American
The Japanese version ending has a red picture of a criminal being removed from rubble. There is another blue picture exclusive to the Japanese version featuring a criminal who I guess it out of work since the Kingpin organization has collapsed. These things are not in the American version.


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American
The names of the stage are different depending on the version...


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...as you can see with these examples.


Punisher's special
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American
Nick's special
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American
Say your prayers!
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American

Several of the character voices have higher pitches in the Japanese version, compared to the U.S. one.


NOTES

-In the American version, when the final stage is completed the Punisher will say "I did it" and Nick will say "Alright" as the scores total up. Neither of these voice clips are heard in the Japanese version.

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