N.Y. Captor is a light-gun game where from a 1st person perspective you shoot various bad guys who run onto the screen trying to shoot you. If you are hit by anyone then part of your damage meter increases and when it is full you lose one of three lives. You have a limited amount of bullets and when you run out you have to re-load and fill your gun before you can commence shooting again. Civilians will pop up but must be avoided or you will obtain more damage in your meter. Various other items like birds or balloons when shot give you bonus points. Once a couple of levels are completed you then move onto a firing range trying to shoot bottles. On some levels the whole level is on one screen while some will scroll.