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In the year 2029, humanity faces certain extinction. An alien force led by Supreme Commander Vile Malmort is poised to destroy the Earth.

Our greatest scientists were assembled to stop this menace. From their laboratory came mankind's last hope: S.C.A.T., the Special Cybernetic Attack Team! Featuring one or two-player simultaneous action, fly your jetpack-equipped warrior through five challenging stages swarming with enemies. Use multiple weapon systems and your orbiting cannon pods to clear a path and put an end to Vile Malmort's plans!

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3DS eShop Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Dave Frear

Invading aliens, a fight for survival and all that jazz

It is the year 2029 and aliens are attacking the earth. Have they observed mankind’s violent nature and opted for a pre-emptive strike to protect themselves? Or do they just dislike the way the people of S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team have...

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Wii U eShop Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Dave Cook

I'm a scatman

Right, let's get this dealt with from the start; S.C.A.T is an awful name for a game — we won't go into why here, but it actually stands for Special Cybernetic Attack Team. Interestingly, the cart shipped in Europe as Action in New York. That's a much...

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Virtual Console Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn


Although it's now of course primarily known for its Harvest Moon games, Natsume developed quite a few unique, entertaining little titles in the past. We've already had a few rereleased on Virtual Console, and rest assured, S.C.A.T. can easily stand with...

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User Comments (18)



KeeperBvK said:

Oh, I've still got the Pal version on my NES, but it's still nice to see Natsume supporting the VC this constantly with great games.



Bass_X0 said:

Wasn't there porn about this game? I hear it mentioned sometimes but never watched it.



Ristar42 said:

A 50Hz NES game... I was really hoping for Super-Hang On and this means we are unlikley to see that for at least another month. Bah.



Betagam7 said:

Nope: a 60hz NES import.

At least I'm presuming that's why they are listing it at 600 points for PAL gamers.



vio said:

LOL! AVGN took a shot at this game due to it's ridiculous name.



vio said:

Oh, and I must say I was rather impressed with this game from a graphical stand point based on the YouTube video there. It almost looks like an early Genesis game. Good work by Natsume. Still a stupid ass name though.



Link79 said:

I read three reviews of this game on and all were extremely positive.
If it's really that good I may just buy this one.
I'm always eager to try Nes games on VC that I never knew about.



Gameday said:

@4 actually what i was thinking , but its funny i never heard of this game



andrew20 said:

can we get this game on the US/NA region on both the 3ds and wii u virtual console.



Gauchorino said:

This game rocks, and it's name has nothing to do with feces. Since the VC release uses the American title of this game even in Europe, it may seem confusing, but in American vernacular ( "scat!" means "shoo!" in the US), its title just cheesily refers to blasting away bad guys. Curse Nintendo/Natsume for not changing the title screen of the EU VC release to its original EU title, "Action in New York!" Had they done this, a lot of misunderstandings/misinterpretations might have been avoided.

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