Elevator Action Returns
|a game by||Taito Corporation|
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Remember The Simple joy of Elevator Action? Shooting guards popping out of doors while leaping on and off a door-less elevator? Well, 11 years later came its sequel: Elevator Action Returns. While Returns kept the original's basic gameplay - you run around the building, jumping in and out of a doorless elevator, while shooting bad guys - Elevator Action Returns added factors that we take for granted today: a proper plot, cut-scenes, co-operative play, cute anime girls, rocket launchers, and plenty of gratuitous violence. In the original you bloodlessly shot cloned guards or dropped lamps on their heads. In Returns you riddled their bodies with a machine gun, or used rockets to ignite the bad guys, leaving you to calmly watch your foes flail and scream as flames melted their skin. Yet the bad guy's attack dogs seemed immune to the immolation rocket -setting canines on fire must've been judged to be bad taste back then.
Yes, arcade games came a long way in those 11 short years.