Elevator Action

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Game name Elevator Action
First released on
Friday 28th of June 1985
Genres Arcade, Platform, Puzzle, Shooter
Age ratings ESRB E
Game modes Single player, Multiplayer
Publisher(s) Nidecom Soft, Quicksilva Ltd., Sega Enterprises, Taito Corporation
Developer(s) Taito Corporation
Platform(s) C64, NES, ACPC, ZXS, MSX, Game Boy, Arcade, x1, sg1000, PC-8801, FM-7, Wii, WiiU, 3DS
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Elevator Action Summary

Elevator Action (エレベーターアクション Erebētā Akushon) is a 1983 arcade game by Taito. It debuted during the "Golden Age of Arcade Games". Innovative in gameplay, the game was very popular for many years. In the game, the player assumes the role of a spy who infiltrates a building filled with elevators. He must collect secret documents from the building and traverse the 30 floors of the building using an increasingly complex series of elevators. The player is pursued by enemy agents who appear from behind closed doors. These agents must be dealt with via force or evasion. Successful completion of a level involves collecting all the secret documents and traversing the building from top to bottom. In the lower floors of the building, the elevator systems are so complex that some puzzle-solving skills are needed. The game was available as a standard upright cabinet The controls consist of a 4-way joystick and two buttons, one for "shoot" and the other for jumping and kicking. The maximum number of players is two, alternating turns. The graphics are extremely simple, 2D color graphics and in-game music was composed by musician Yoshio Imamura. The game was followed by a sequel, Elevator Action II (also known as Elevator Action Returns).

Elevator Action releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Friday 28th of June 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Japan Saturday 1st of March 1986 PC-8801
Flag Japan Thursday 1st of May 1986 FM-7
Flag North America Monday 5th of March 2007 Wii
Flag Japan Tuesday 3rd of April 2007 Wii
Flag Japan Wednesday 19th of February 2014 Wii U
Flag Japan Wednesday 12th of March 2014 Nintendo 3DS

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