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Elevator Action

| 1983
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Units produced: Taito Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: elevator

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver taitosj.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 64; Savestate: supported

Roms:
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Elevator Action (c) 1983 Taito.

Agent 17 (code name 'Otto') is to secure the top secret documents from the security building. The enemy spies are in pursuit and their orders are to stop him at any cost. Having made it to the top of a 30 story building, Agent 17 has to make his way down to the basement to get to the getaway car and save the documents. Enemy spies are everywhere and the documents are hidden behind the red doors (bonus points awarded). He has to open the door and keep moving. If either of them shoots the lights out there will be a temporary blackout. If Otto finds himself on top of the elevator the player will not be able to control the elevator. If he gets caught in the elevator he is a sitting duck and cannot duck the bullets. By using the escalator he can reach the basement quicker. Otto can defeat his enemy by jump kicking or firing at them. Help Otto to grab all the documents and escape the spies.

- TECHNICAL -

Elevator Action was available in 2 different arcade formats, a cocktail table and an upright dedicated cabinet. Both versions used the same internal hardware though.

* The upright version came in the standard 'Taito Classic' cabinet, which was the same one used for Jungle Hunt, Zoo Keeper, Alpine Ski, and many others. These cabinets normally did not have side art that advertised the name of the game, instead they had a painted design of lines and shapes, along with a Taito logo. Different titles had different designs and color schemes, although they have been known to ship games in the wrong cabinets. But lets get back on track here. Elevator Action should come in a brown cabinet with a Taito logo up near the top. The marquee shows a scene of Agent 17 waiting for an elevator while an enemy agent shoots at him. While the monitor bezel shows agents on either side, has game instructions at the bottom, and shows an elevator floor display at the top. This bezel artwork is silk screened on glass, and is prone to peeling, be very careful if you have to handle one of these. The control panel has a single 4-Way ball-top joystick mounted centrally, with jump and fire buttons located to either side.
Internally the machine uses a 19 inches open frame monitor mounted horizontally, and a set of game boards that conform to the 'Taito Classic' wiring standard. Many other early Taito games (such as "Jungle Hunt" and "Bubble Bobble") will plug directly into this cabinet without modification.

* The cocktail version came in a table similar in design to the one used for Space Invaders and Carnival. It was not decorated except for a pair of instruction cards underneath the glass. Most Japanese game makers purchased their tables from the same few manufacturers, and were quite likely to change the exact model of cocktail that they shipped in mid production. So assume any Elevator Action cocktail is original unless it is obviously converted from another title.

Runs on the "Taito SJ System" hardware.
Prom Stickers : BA3 / EA

Players: 2
Control: 4-way joystick
Buttons: 2 (FIRE, JUMP)

- TRIVIA -

Elevator Action was released in July 1983.

G. Ben Carter, Jr. holds official the record for this game with 143,450 points.

- SCORING -

Shooting an enemy agent : 100 points
Jumping on an enemy agent : 150 points
Dropping a light on an enemy agent : 300 points
Getting a secret document : 500 points

The bonus is 1,000 points x the level you are on. After 10th level, you will get 10,000 points per level completed.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

* When you start the game, a quick animation will show a hook with a line connecting to the top of the elevator. Then your character will slide down the line to the roof. Then he will enter the building, in the elevator, at the 30th floor. It is now up to you to get all the secrets and make it to your car. The first thing you must know, obviously, is how to eliminate the enemy agents that are after you. There are a few ways you can do this :
1) Just shoot them. Of course, especially in the later levels, enemy agents make themselves an impossible target by lying down. You can only take them out by riding an elevator down.
2) Jumping on them will take care of them. In addition, you may avoid some of their fire.
3) On the non-dark floors, shoot the light down on top of an enemy agent. You must do this from the elevator. This also has the added effect of causing temporary darkness in the building, making enemy agents harder to see.
4) Crush an enemy agent using the elevator. This is hard to do since they move around. You may get lucky, however, and get one under or on top of the elevator you are on.
5) This way is pretty hard. You might be able to get an enemy agent to follow you and fall down the hole created by the missing elevator.

* You must know how to use the escalators and open the red doors :
1) To use the escalators, just stand on the little rectangle. Then push the joystick UP or DOWN depending on which direction you need the escalator to take you.
2) To open the red doors, stand on the little rectangle. Face the doorknob and press RIGHT on the joystick.

* You have full control over any elevator you enter. This means you can move UP and DOWN on a dime to keep your character safe. This works until the alarm goes off.

* Speaking of elevators, your character cannot duck while in an elevator. Also, while riding the escalators, your character cannot duck, jump, or fire his weapon.

* Also on elevators, you do not have control when you are riding on top of them. This means you are at the mercy of the elevator or the enemy agent controlling it. Be very careful if you ride on top of the elevator. You also cannot go past the bar on the top of the elevator.

* Enemy agents usually come out of the doors on the current floor or the floor above and below. A lot of times it is good to lay a wall of fire down a hallway. This way, you can pick off any enemy agents that happen to come out of one of the doors.

* When you enter through one of the red doors, the enemy agents will lose track of your character but will have a general idea of where your character is. When you exit the room, crouch and lay down fire both left and right to clear off the floor.

* As the levels progress, the enemy agents get better at their tactics. They start to crouch more to mess up your fire. They also may lay down which makes it impossible to hit them unless you are on an elevator and can shoot along the floor.

* As you move up in levels, there will be red doors in odd areas. Areas such as on the lower five floors where only elevators can take you across. Of course, if you get good with the jump button, you can jump those gaps to get to either side quicker. The downside is that enemy agents will usually flood the area and lay down a lot of fire.

* If you happen to get to the B1 floor and you have forgotten to get a red door, the game will automatically put your agent at the door you missed. If it is multiple doors, then you will be placed at the highest floor first.

* There is an internal time limit on how long you can take to get everything out of the building. If you take too much time, an alarm sounds and the following things occur :
a) Although you still have control over the elevators, it is much harder to get them to respond to your commands. If you are in a tight situation that requires a little bit of time, don't wait till the last minute or you may be an ex-agent.
b) The enemy agents move much quicker and their shots move faster. Plus, additional enemy agents will start appearing to really make your life miserable.
c) If your character happens to die, the next man will still be facing the same alarm situation. The only way to resolve the situation is to get all of the secrets and make it out of the building.

* Watch out for the double elevator. If you are in the top car, it will stop two floors short of the bottom since there is a one floor gap, and the bottom car. Try to always get into the bottom car of a double elevator so that you can make a hasty exit and not be trapped with enemy agents firing on you.

- SERIES -

1. Elevator Action (1983)
2. Elevator Action Returns (1995)
3. Elevator Action EX (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color)
4. Elevator Action - Death Parade (2009)
5. Elevator Action Deluxe (2011, PSN)

- STAFF -

Music by : Yoshino Imamura

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Atari 2600 [US] : planned, but never released
Atari 7800 [US] : unreleased prototype
Nintendo Famicom [JP] (June 28, 1985) "Elevator Action [Model 04 TF-4900]"
Sega SG-1000 [JP] (1985) "Elevator Action [Model C-55]"
Sega SG-1000 [TW] (198?) "Die Dui Die"
Nintendo NES [US] (August 1987) "Elevator Action [Model NES-EA-USA]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (August 25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [KO] (July 18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"

* Handhelds :
Nintendo Game Boy [EU] (1991) "Elevator Action [Model DMG-EA-NOE]"
Nintendo Game Boy [JP] (August 9, 1991) "Elevator Action [Model DMG-EAA]"
Nintendo Game Boy [US] (December 1991) "Elevator Action [Model DMG-EA-USA]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [JP] (December 20, 2002) "Elevator Action - Old & New [Model AGB-ANWJ-JPN]"
Sony PSP [JP] (January 5, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]"
Sony PSP [KO] (February 10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
Sony PSP [EU] (October 6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP [AU] (November 9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP [US] (May 17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

* Computers :
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1987) "Elevator Action [Model QSS 142]"
Commodore C64 [US] [EU] (1987)
Amstrad CPC [EU] (1987)
MSX [JP] (1985) "Elevator Action [Model MSX-7]"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (November 10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

* Others :
Mobile Phones [US] (November 20, 2003)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=747&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 8234 00000014 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 [Disable invincibility with ]
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 [F6 to enter the car and ]
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 [finish each level. ]
00000000 8523 00000000 FFFFFFFF Invincibility See the Dip Switch Menu to enable an alternate Invincibility cheat.
00000000 8240 000000FF FFFFFFFF Lamps never fall
00000000 8211 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 1
00000000 8212 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 2
00000000 8213 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 3
00000000 8214 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 4
00000000 8215 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 5
00000000 8216 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 6
00000000 8217 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 7
00000000 8218 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 8
00000000 8219 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 9
00000000 821A 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 10
00000000 821B 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 11
00000000 821C 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 12
00000000 821D 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 13
00000000 821E 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 14
00000000 821F 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 15
00000000 8220 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 16
00000000 8221 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 17
00000000 8222 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 18
00000000 8223 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 19
00000000 8224 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 20
00000000 8225 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 21
00000000 8226 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 22
00000000 8227 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 23
00000000 8228 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 24
00000000 8229 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 25
00000000 822A 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 26
00000000 822B 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 27
00000000 822C 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 28
00000000 822D 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 29
00000000 822E 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always No red door on fl. 30
00000001 8211 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 1 Now!
00000001 8212 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 2 Now!
00000001 8213 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 3 Now!
00000001 8214 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 4 Now!
00000001 8215 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 5 Now!
00000001 8216 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 6 Now!
00000001 8217 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 7 Now!
00000001 8218 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 8 Now!
00000001 8219 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 9 Now!
00000001 821A 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 10 Now!
00000001 821B 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 11 Now!
00000001 821C 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 12 Now!
00000001 821D 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 13 Now!
00000001 821E 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 14 Now!
00000001 821F 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 15 Now!
00000001 8220 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 16 Now!
00000001 8221 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 17 Now!
00000001 8222 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 18 Now!
00000001 8223 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 19 Now!
00000001 8224 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 20 Now!
00000001 8225 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 21 Now!
00000001 8226 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 22 Now!
00000001 8227 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 23 Now!
00000001 8228 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 24 Now!
00000001 8229 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 25 Now!
00000001 822A 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 26 Now!
00000001 822B 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 27 Now!
00000001 822C 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 28 Now!
00000001 822D 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 29 Now!
00000001 822E 00000008 FFFFFFFF No red door on fl. 30 Now!
00000001 8237 00000004 FFFFFFFF Level 5 (Highlander test)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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