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When Operation Wolf meets The Terminator.

Mechanized Attack is a 1989 arcade Light Gun Game released by SNK for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

A terrorist group operating in a South American jungle island have gotten their hands on high-tech weaponry, which they're using to create their own cyborg army. Two commandoes (seemingly modeled after 80s Michael J. Fox and Arnold Schwarzenegger) are sent to infiltrate the terrorists' island base and put a stop to their operations.

Mechanized Attack contain examples of:

  • Actually a Doombot: The second-to-last stage caps with a difficult boss battle where you fight the terrorist leader (in an armored vehicle, and then a Jet Pack) and after you defeat him, the game informs you that's the wrong villain. The true terrorist mastermind is currently a Brain in a Jar controlling a series of turrets you'll confront at the end of the next level.
  • Airborne Mook: Enemy helicopters and fighter jets serves this purpose in outdoor environments.
  • Aquatic Mook: The first stage have you infiltrating the terrorists' island hideout, and shooting hordes and hordes of enemy divers periodically popping out of the water's surface.
  • Blackout Basement: The infiltration mission after you set foot on the terrorists' island, where the screen is pitch-black save for circles your torchlight is shining.
  • Bottomless Magazines: You start the game with an Uzi which never run dry of bullets, though you do need to reload it. The arcade light gun is even shaped like an Uzi!
  • Cores-and-Turrets Boss: The Final Boss, being a Brain in a Jar couldn't move around on it's own, so instead it's located in the center of the screen as it sic gigantic metal tentacles on you capable of firing missiles all over the place, which you must destroy, and attack the brain in-between until it absorbs enough damage and goes down.
  • Covers Always Lie: The arcade flyer shows what was supposed to be the two player heroes, but within the game itself, the cutscenes showing your characters don't even remotely resemble the two on the cover (a young, skinny blonde man somewhat resembling late-80s Michael J. Fox and a Terminator Impersonator). Player 1 is a soldier with a head of silver-white hair, much older (and more muscular) than his equivalent on the cover, while Player 2, despite being The Ahnold, has blond hair unlike the Terminator-esque character the cover shows. The alternate cover for home releases is slightly better, but at no point do you battle hostile Angry Guard Dogs like the one about to chomp your character's left arm.
  • Island Base: The entirety of the game is set on the island hideout of some unspecified terrorist group.
  • Made of Iron: Your characters can absorb dozens and dozens of bullets before dying and needing to use a Continue. Some of the human bosses also counts, notably the second boss in the warehouse, a mercenary that is somehow more durable than the terrorists' tanks and warships.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Stronger enemies are actually robots disguised as humans, which you uncover after shooting them enough and causing their skin to peel off revealing their interiors.
  • More Dakka: How you get to slaughter enemies by the dozens without blinking.
  • One-Man Army: Or two, but it's the two players against an island filled with assorted enemies, which they kill by the dozens.
  • Robotic Reveal: Certain stronger-than-average mooks are actually robots with human disguises, after getting shot a few times for those that don't take just one to kill.
  • Shoot the Bullet: Missiles, flung grenades and assorted projectile attacks can be shot out of the air.
  • Tanks for Nothing: You can easily blow up enemy tanks and armored vehicles by shooting them with your Uzi; they're hilariously flimsy and hardly a threat for the players who's kicking ass on foot.
  • Terminator Impersonator: There are various muscular, robotic mooks that sheds their skin exposing their interior wiring after being shot at, not unlike the Terminator. The game's arcade flyer even have a Schwarzenegger look-alike on it's front to enforce the reference!
  • A Winner Is You: After the final stage, you're rewarded with two screenshots, first being the terrorists' smoldering base and second being your character(s) congratulating each other. As the onscreen narration tells you there are new missions for you. The End.
  • Wolfpack Boss: One stage set in an airfield have it's boss being a trio of Harrier jets taking off from an underground hangar, attacking by shooting torpedoes on your characters. These Harriers and the torpedoes can be shot out of the sky with enough Uzi rounds, with the battle ending when all three are destroyed.
  • Zerg Rush: The terrorists employs this tactic to overwhelm the players in later stages, where the game will throw them in droves faster than the player can kill them all.

You destroyed the enemy computer. They gave up.
Congratulations! Mission is Over. New Mission Await you. Good Luck!