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  • Summary: Elevator Action Deluxe allows you to experience the legendary arcade game Elevator Action once more in HD.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    75
    Elevator Action Deluxe doesn't break any new ground, but it is a loving homage to one of the earliest action games. Here you'll find fifty unique stages of platforming puzzles, tricky labyrinths and increasingly difficult enemies. Even if the visuals won't blow you away, the game retains the spark that made the 1983 arcade game so much fun!
  2. Sep 12, 2011
    70
    Beneath the drab visuals, then, Taito's unlikely classic remains a game of skill and wit, as well as proof that no-frills fun can still be found in the strangest of places.
  3. There's much more exciting elevator action you could be having. [Nov 2011, p.117]
  4. Sep 7, 2011
    42
    The update is decent enough fun, but spending a good chunk of my day playing it has certainly beat down my enjoyment of Elevator Action overall.
  5. Oct 10, 2011
    40
    Do yourself and the industry a favour and seek out the original.
  6. Sep 7, 2011
    40
    Deluxe has some decent ideas, but they're badly marred by unbalanced, frustrating gameplay. As far as retro revivals go, this is probably for fans only.
  7. Sep 19, 2011
    30
    One step forward, two steps back...
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    8
    First things first, many remakes to older games and retro styled HD games usually will be enjoyed by fans of the orginal games. Like, Megaman 9, Bubble Bobble, and Bomberman to name a few. If you are in any way a fan of the orginal Elevator Action, you will most likely find this game to be really fun and a great upgrade from the previous game. I never played the Saturn one, but this is nothing like that one. In fact, they even include the original game with this one, just in case you don't own a copy. Anyway back to the review of sorts. Fans of the previous game like me, will instantly love how you can still squash, shoot, and knock lights down on the enemies. This game adds new elements to make it feel fresh, with things like door kills, knockouts, bombs, switches, and even medals to earn. There is a story, but that's not why you'd buy the game, so it's not really important. The game also has a high replay value, in which it has leaderboards, medals to earn, 4-player co-op, and the orginal game. I really wish they had the Saturn one so I could finally play and own that one, but oh well. I would have to rate this game an 8/10 for fans of the previous game, and a 7/10 for newcomers. The only flaws being the jump is much faster now than the old game had, which can be both good and bad, and the game could've had more graphical sprucing. Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    3
    I am huge fan of the original and the short of it is that the original is fun and this game is not. This game is really a puzzle stealth action game. You can play it like an action game like the original Elevator Action but you won't get the gold stars and it will be too easy to be fun. It really wants you play it like a stealth action game however the mechanics are terrible. You are never told what constitutes as being spotted and it never gives and indicator that you have been spotted. Often times you finish a level expecting a gold only to be told you were spotted sometime. The levels are sometimes long so it is frustrating to be spotted at the very end. Sometimes it just seems like luck and there is no strategy. I am not easily frustrated but this game frustrated me. This game is not fun and certainly NOT Elevator Action. Expand
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    2
    I played the original a lot. It was fun, had some interesting play mechanics, a certain charm to the graphics, odd sound effects, and great music.

    The "Deluxe" edition is missing most of these things. This game only has passing similarity to the original in the most important department, and that is feel. It just doesn't feel fun to play. The original is still more fun, even though it is nearing 30 years of age.

    My review score isn't lower because the game at least functions. See Assault Rigs for the kind of game I would give a zero.
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