S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (also known as Action in New York in Europe and Final Mission in Japan) is a side-scrolling shooter designed by Natsume for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released on June 22, 1990 in Japan, 1991 in the United States, and 1992 in Europe, which was published by Infogrames. The game supports up to two players.
The game takes place in New York City
-like aliens have invaded Earth
, and the player must assume the role of a future soldier in order to destroy them and halt the invasion. The soldier is equipped with a jetpack
-type device, which enables him to fly around the stage. The soldier also has a standard gun, which can be upgraded to a laser gun or other powerful weapons. Two orbital cannons constantly rotate around the soldier, which can be used to lock onto targets. There are various speed and health power-ups
available to the player. The player can switch between a red soldier and blue soldier at any time, both of whom have different attributes. The game closely resembles Capcom's Forgotten Worlds
. In both games, player fight as a human equipped with a jetpack, although in Forgotten Worlds the player is able to rotate their character and lacks the orbiting balls present in S.C.A.T.