There’s A New Elevator Action On The Way

There’s A New Elevator Action On The Way

When I was young and couldn’t really stop my older brother from playing whatever he wanted to play next on our cousin’s Nintendo, my brother liked to play Elevator Action. If we went to our cousins’ house for the holidays, he went to the basement to fire up that game.

I wanted to play other games, but, no, he wanted to play Elevator Action. Every single time. I had to wait. Older brother’s prerogative, I guess.

I haven’t played Elevator Action in decades, but I remember it being really boring. Lots of running through halls, jumping slowly, shooting bad guys, taking elevators, reaching the roof and going to the next building to do all over again. Why did I sit there and watch him play? Why was that game so dull?

That was the ’80s. I haven’t thought much about Elevator Action since then. I don’t know if he has. I’m bringing this up now because I wanted him to know that there’s a sequel or remake coming. They’re calling it Elevator Action Deluxe. It’ll be out for PlayStation Network at some point, and that’s about all I know from the game’s official Japanese site.

So there you go, big brother. A new Elevator Action. Finally. For you.

(Note: Only years later did I realise that the game I often wanted to play instead on our cousin’s Nintendo was 3D World Runner. Methinks my brother was saving me from some poor-quality gaming. I believe I played it with a Power Pad.)

Elevator Action Deluxe Official Site [Via NeoGAF]


  • Stephen, I think you have forgot what you really trying to do in Elevator Action.

    You where to start from the roof and work your way down and get secert plans or something along those lines and then make it to the bottom, not the roof.

  • I quite enjoyed Elevator Action in the arcade. It didn’t take long for the baddies to start swarming and got quite frantic at times! Plus you could get bonus points by shooting down lights onto them or squashing them with a lift.

    Good times… (wipes away nostalgic tear)

  • I loved the arcade version of Elevator Action.. I even loved the music. It was a game that got bloody hard after just a few levels, and yeah, looking back it was quite repetitive but still awesome.

  • There was a shovelware 3D ‘fps’ type game for the Wii called ‘Elevator Action’ I think… if not, then it was a very closely named ripoff… It looked like crap though 😛

    Back in the day I was the older brother subjecting my younger brother to Elevator Action. I just realized that name is somewhat euphemistic… awkward.

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