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Elevator Action

Unreleased Atari 2600 cart. published 41 years ago by Atari, Inc.

Listed in MAME

Elevator Action screenshot

Elevator Action © 1983 Atari, Incorporated.

Portage of the arcade game from Taito.

You play the role of Agent 17 (codename: Otto) who must grab all the top-secret documents from a 30-story building and make his way to the getaway car at bottom. Along the way you'll encounter enemy agents who will pop out of doors and attempt to assassinate you. You can either shoot the enemy, or crush him with elevators or by shooting out ceiling lights. Ah yes elevators, it wouldn't be Elevator Action without elevators now would it? Along you way you'll encounter numerous elevators, which you must ride down to lower floors. Unfortunately the enemy likes to ride the elevators too and will attempt to crush you with them, or just shoot you as you ride. Elevators aren't the only source of transportation in the building, on the lower levels you'll find escalators which will take you down one level but leave you exposed to gunfire. Scattered through the building are red doors which contain the top-secret documents your after. You must grab all the documents before you get to the bottom of the building or you will be forced to go back and retrieve the documents you missed.

TRIVIA

This prototype was obtained during a meeting with an ex-Atari programmer. It appears to be about 75 to 80 percent complete, but still needs some work to be a finished product.

STAFF

Programmer: Dan Hitchens

SOURCES

Game's ROM.