Elevator Action

Elevator Action

Elevator Action


Time for some brutal honesty here: elevators aren't fun. They do their job, but aside from that they remain markedly unappealing and you'd deem any developer that decided to use them as a basis for a videogame to be a few tins short of a six pack.

Such preconceptions make Taito's Elevator Action - which thrilled audiences back in 1983 - all the more startling.

The game features a dashing, blond-haired spy who is tasked with infiltrating a high-rise building, locating top secret plans containing with and then escaping without messing his Teflon undergarments. Along the way stiff resistance is encountered but thankfully this particular agent is armed with a standard issue handgun and (possibly more importantly) his wits.

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