- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 21st Nov 2000
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 1st Oct 2007, 1,200 points
- 28th Sep 2007, 1,200 points
- 20th Sep 2007, 1,000 points
Wii U eShop
- 27th Aug 2015, $11.99
- 3rd Sep 2015, £8.99
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)
- Available Now
- Controller Support
This review originally went live in 2007, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the arrival of N64 games on Nintendo Switch Online. Tiny Japanese developer Treasure has a back catalogue packed with classic titles, but one that sticks out more than most is Sin & Punishment. Released in the twilight days of the N64...
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Get ready for an intense, adrenaline-pumped thrill ride
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Earth is under threat from Ruffians – mutants bred to boost dwindling food stocks who have turned against their masters. As a young resistance fighter, face an onslaught of bio-genetic monsters and corrupt military forces in your battle to save the planet.
For the first time outside of Japan, you can experience the non-stop action of this Nintendo 64 classic, created by the shoot 'em up masters at Treasure Co. Ltd.
Battle across land, sea and sky; collect energy, time and point bonuses; rack up massive combos to earn extra continues; and face the wrath of enormous bosses. Plus – invite a friend to join in, controlling the gun sight while you move the character.
This version has been specially updated for Virtual Console to include English menu and tutorial text, and English subtitles in the ending sequence.