Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute launches for consoles and Steam

Jerry on 2022-11-30
Back in April, publisher City Connection unveiled the "S-Tribute×TAITO" project. The lineup of contemporary ports of classic Sega Saturn games by Taito utilizes the Zebra Engine for accurate emulation.

Taito's Elevator Action Returns challenges players to infiltrate a terrorist occupied tower to secure secret data, and defuse bombs at public settings, including an airport and a mall. The run and gun arcade game debuted in 1995 and was ported to the Sega Saturn console by Bing in 1997.

Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute launches today, available digitally for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows through Steam. Both single-player and two-player modes allow you to control sprinter Kart Bradfield, sharpshooter Edie Burret, or bodybuilder Jad the Taff.

Clearing the game will unlock the original single-player Elevator Action. Other additional features include improved controls, a Rewind option, a slowdown mode toggle, quick save and load, unlimited credits, stage select, and a nostalgic CRT monitor display filter.

Zuntata's twenty-track music score, composed by Yasuhisa Watanabe, aka Yack, is streaming on Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, and YouTube Music. "Red After Image" appears on the 2012 retrospective album "Cozmo: Zuntata 25th Anniversary." An excerpt is streaming on YouTube, courtesy of the publisher.

From the product page:
Elevator Action Returns was originally released as a 2D side-scrolling shooter game by Taito in 1995. This game is a reproduction of the home console version released by Bing in 1997. Select one of three special forces members—Kart Bradfield, Edie Burret, or Jad the Taff—then start the game. Grab data from all the red doors, then escape the stage. When every stage has been cleared, players will also be able to play the first game in the series, Elevator Action (single player only).
YouTube Music - Elevator Action Returns

Apple Music - Elevator Action Returns