Elevator Action

  • Description
    • An action game where the protagonist must traverse the building's numerous levels via a series of elevators and escalators while acquiring documents
      The upper levels of the buildings are fairly easy to traverse and sparsely populated with enemies. As the player progresses downward, enemies become more numerous, some escalators appear for travel between levels, and some floors are completely dark, making it harder to see enemies in the halls. On the lower floors of the buildings (which, since the building is traversed from top to bottom, is actually further into the level), the elevator system becomes very complex and traversal more difficult. On these floors, not only does the player need to manage to get to the bottom floor, they must at the same time evade or dispatch the numerous enemy agents attempting to apprehend them. Traversing these lower floors requires some puzzle-solving skills and this novel gameplay added to its appeal.
  • Instructions
    • 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.
  • Trivia and Fun Facts
  • Game History
    • Released in the Summer of 1983, Elevator action quickly became a classic of the Golder Age of Video Games.