Elevator Action Returns

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Elevator Action Returns screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Elevator Action Returns © 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)


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


Sega Saturn japan (feb.14, 1997) "Elevator Action Returns [Model T-19903G]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"
Sony PlayStation 2 australia (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"


PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"

Game's ROM.

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