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Elevator Action Returns (c) 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!


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E02

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


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 21/07/1995.


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)


Game designers : Yusuke Tsuda, K. Terada

Programmers : Tkhc.03, Iromust, Nob, Y. Mori

Programming support : Komochi Yagi, A. Kurabayashi

Character designers : Masami Kikuchi, Makoto Fujita, T. Yoshiba, Tohru Kawaishi, Baw Baw, Y. Kajihara, M. Kamiya, Trd, Tsd, Yukiwo Ishikawa, Y.A.P

BGM composer : Yasuhisa Watanabe (Zuntata)

Sound effect (Zuntata) : Ishikawa Babio (BABI), Munehiro Nakanishi, Kamaty

Designer : Toshiyuki Takenami

Hardware : Katsumi Kaneoka

Location test : M. Fukumoto, N. Omura, R. Matsuse, Piratsuka, T. Koike, Pasona, Alpha Star

Exective producer : Koichi Nakamura


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1997)

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 26, 2005; "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]")

Sony PlayStation 2 ("Taito Memories Vol. 1")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b15 [Bryan McPhail]

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- elvactr and clones: "Mission Name" screens have graphics issues LastNinja2 (ID 01907)

- The background seems to 'skip' where it is supposed to scroll at the beginning of the 3rd stage. Nerox91 (ID 01101)

- elvactr and clones: Shooting lights doesn't make the room go dark. nicolasa (ID 02002)


- 16th November 2008: Guru - I recently picked up a pile of junk for spares and repairs from a local friend. It turned out there was quite a bit of interesting stuff in this lot. As far as I can make out, I got Elevator Action Returns (Taito F3).

- 3rd June 2007: Mr. Do - Scanned instruction card for Elevator Action Returns provided by Tormod.

- 0.106u12: MASH added plds ($0, 400, 600, 800, a00, c00 - ampal20l10a.a12, pal16l8b.b24, pal16l8b.b57, pal16l8b.b58, pal16l8b.b59 and pal16l8b.b64) to Elevator Action Returns (Ver 2.2O).

- 0.105u1: Changed description of 'Elevator Action Returns (World)' to 'Elevator Action Returns (Ver 2.2O 1995/02/20)' and clones 'Elevator Action Returns (Japan)' to 'Elevator Action Returns (Ver 2.2J 1995/02/20)' and 'Elevator Action 2 (US)' to 'Elevator Action II (Ver 2.2A 1995/02/20)'.

- 25th March 2004: Guru - Elevator Action Returns (Taito 1989, alt. region) arrived.

- 0.61: Fixed sound1 rom address to $800000 (full soundplay).

- 0.57: Fixed background layer in Elevator Action Returns and clones.

- 0.37b15: Bryan McPhail added Elevator Action Returns (World) (Taito 1994) and clones (Japan) and Elevator Action 2 (US).

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added Elevator Action Returns (World) (Testdriver) and clones (Japan) and (US). Sound doesn't work.

- 23rd November 1997: Dumped Elevator Action II (Ver 2.2A 1995/02/20).


Other Emulators:

* Raine

Recommended Games (Action):

Elevator Action

Elevator Action Returns

Action Fighter


Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder 2

Bionic Commando


Super Ranger

Crack Down

Crack Down (Mega-Tech)

S.P.Y. - Special Project Y

Sly Spy

The Cliffhanger - Edward Randy

The Super Spy


Power Blade (PlayChoice-10)


Biomechanical Toy

Confidential Mission

Lupin The Third - The Shooting

Demon Front

Dolphin Blue

Recommended Games (Mafia):

Elevator Action

Elevator Action Returns

N.Y. Captor

Shoot Out

Shooting Master

Empire City: 1931

Dead Angle

Gang Busters

Dead Connection

Hard Times

Romset: 18946 kb / 20 files / 7.40 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="elvactr" sourcefile="taito_f3.c">
              <description>Elevator Action Returns (Ver 2.2O 1995/02/20)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation Japan</manufacturer>
              <rom name="e02-12.20" size="524288" crc="ea5f5a32" sha1="4f30c56fbf068fee6d3afb2479043c7e89f6c055" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e02-11.19" size="524288" crc="bcced8ff" sha1="09c38c78300ba9d710b4e46ca71014bbc5ac46b4" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e02-10.18" size="524288" crc="72f1b952" sha1="9fc41ecfbee3581d9e92ff3a2ab6e4b93567e31d" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="e02-16.17" size="524288" crc="cd97182b" sha1="b3387980acfeec81eb0178d5b2955ac39595e22d" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="e02-03.12" size="2097152" crc="c884ebb5" sha1="49009056bfdc564eac0ae6b7b49f070f05dc4ee3" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e02-02.8" size="2097152" crc="c8e06cfb" sha1="071d095a4930ce18a782c577811b553a9705fbd7" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e02-01.4" size="2097152" crc="2ba94726" sha1="3e9cdd076338e0e5358571ce4f97576f1a6a12a7" region="gfx1" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="e02-08.47" size="2097152" crc="29c9bd02" sha1="a5b552ae7ac15f514ee6105410ec3e6e34ea0adb" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e02-07.45" size="2097152" crc="5eeee925" sha1="d302da28df8ac6d406ef45f1d282ee22ce243857" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e02-06.43" size="2097152" crc="4c8726e9" sha1="8ce2320a087f43c49428a39dafffec8c40d61b03" region="gfx2" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="e02-13.32" size="262144" crc="80932702" sha1="c468234d03aa31b2aa0c3bd6bec32034216c2ae4" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="e02-14.33" size="262144" crc="706671a5" sha1="1ac90647d617e73f12a67274a025ae43a6b3a316" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="e02-04.38" size="2097152" crc="b74307af" sha1="deb42415049efa2df70e7b25ba8b1b716aa227f1" region="ensoniq.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e02-05.39" size="2097152" crc="eb729855" sha1="85253efe794e8b5ffaf16bcb1123bca831e776a5" region="ensoniq.0" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="ampal20l10a.a12" size="204" crc="e719542f" sha1="b28b9e13ec1ca98203ebbfd592dbdc44d3a6e936" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal20l10b.a24" size="204" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b.b24" size="260" crc="0b73a7d1" sha1="953234ce95a8c2dfb9ba276742411cb2ca4d4bf8" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b.b57" size="260" crc="74b4d8be" sha1="23ba316bc5550dd69f07f9a0f697927656a35e5a" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b.b58" size="260" crc="17e2c9b8" sha1="841b290ee3a3089a975456b20018c04e6afb2257" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b.b59" size="260" crc="dc0db200" sha1="9f46e7edf053ad9ee3a4a6dd00f9f6996203fc60" region="plds" offset="a00"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b.b64" size="260" crc="3aed3d98" sha1="8f0b02baad87aeda1767f0e95aa1a84545376076" region="plds" offset="c00"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ensoniq" name="ES5505" clock="15238050"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="232" refresh="58.970000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="4095" sensitivity="25" keydelta="25"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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