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Platform: Taito F3 Package System

Elevator Action Returns (World)

| 1994

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Units produced: Taito Corporation Japan
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 4
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: elvactr

Display: raster 320x232 @ 58.97Hz (58.97 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver taito_f3.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 8192; Savestate: unsupported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 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 Returns (c) 1995 Taito.

Terrorists are on the loose and it is up to a special counter-terrorism squad to infiltrate their strongholds to snag information and terminate them before it's too late. Features excellent graphics and sound, three selectable characters, an expanded arsenal of weapons and an excellent challenge. Definitely improved over the last game and highly recommended for "Rolling Thunder" fans!


Runs on the "Taito F3 System" Hardware.

Game ID: E02

Players: 4
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 4


Elevator Action Returns was released in February 1995.

This game is known in US as "Elevator Action II".

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Elevator Action Returns - PCCB-00186) on July 21, 1995.


* Instruction:
Move an elevator by moving up and down when you are standing inside it.
Press up to enter red and blue doors, and down to exit from them.
Press down to collect items when standing next to them.
Tap left or right twice to run.
Press up and Fire to shoot diagonally upwards.
While you are ducking, your secondary weapon will travel a shorter distance.
You can jump over elevator shafts.
You must enter all the red doors in order to escape from the building.
Enter a blue door to find a random item.

* Characters list:

Kart Bradfield : 24 years old, male.
Not a fast gunner. Great agility.
Secondary weapon: Hand Grenade - damages a wider area.

Edie Burret: 22 years old, female.
Less defensive power. Fast gunner.
Secondary weapon: Fire Bomb - produces fire in small area.

Jad the Taff: 32 years old, male.
Slow moving. Great stamina.
Secondary weapon: Sensor bomb - detonates when an enemy is nearby.

* Items list:
Power: Special weapon (with limited ammunition)
Life: Restore health
Bomb: Extra secondary weapons
Point: Bonus points


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)


Game designers : Yusuke Tsuda, K. Terada
Programmers : Tkhc.03, Iromust, Nob, Y. Mori
Programming support : Komochi Yagi, A. Kurabayashi
Character designers : Masami Kikuchi, Makoto Fujita, T. Yoshiba, Tohru Kawaishi, Baw Baw, Y. Kajihara, M. Kamiya, Trd, Tsd, Yukiwo Ishikawa, Y.A.P
BGM composer : Yasuhisa Watanabe (Zuntata)
Sound effect (Zuntata) : Ishikawa Babio (BABI), Munehiro Nakanishi, Kamaty
Designer : Toshiyuki Takenami
Hardware : Katsumi Kaneoka
Location test : M. Fukumoto, N. Omura, R. Matsuse, Piratsuka, T. Koike, Pasona, Alpha Star
Exective producer : Koichi Nakamura


NOTE: These are ports released outside the USA. For US ports, please see the US version entry, "Elevator Action II".

* Consoles :
Sega Saturn [JP] (February 14, 1997) "Elevator Action Returns [Model T-19903G]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (March 30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"

* Computers :
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 400091 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 409C5B 000000AA FFFFFFFF Infinite Time (Final Level)
00000000 40780F 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 407811 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Male Energy PL1 Use with the male characters
00000000 407811 00000002 FFFFFFFF Infinite Female Energy PL1 Use with the female character
00000000 4078C5 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
00000000 407FE9 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00000000 407873 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Ammo PL1 Need for the 'Get "M" weapon Now!' & 'Get "L" weapon Now!' cheats
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 407871 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 407871 00000001 FFFFFFFF "M"
00010000 407871 00000002 FFFFFFFF "L"
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 4080EB 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 4080ED 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Male Energy PL2 Use with the male characters
00000000 4080ED 00000002 FFFFFFFF Infinite Female Energy PL2 Use with the female character
00000000 4081A1 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2
00000000 4088C5 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00000000 40814F 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Ammo PL2 Need for the 'Get "M" weapon Now!' & 'Get "L" weapon Now!' cheats
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 40814D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 40814D 00000001 FFFFFFFF "M"
00010000 40814D 00000002 FFFFFFFF "L"
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Region After you enable this cheat to see any effect you will have to reset the game (F3). Then you may have to turn the Test Mode ON (F2), wait for Test Mode to appear and reset again(F3).
20810000 1FFFFF 00000001 FFFFFFFF Japan
20810000 1FFFFF 00000002 FFFFFFFF US
20810000 1FFFFF 00000003 FFFFFFFF World

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file