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Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute confirmed for Switch

Posted on November 4, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute

Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute is heading to Switch, City Connection confirmed today. Fans can pick it up on December 1, 2022.

Taito originally developed Elevator Action Returns in 1995, though Bing came out with a console version in 1997 which is what the upcoming release is based on. It’s a 2D side-scrolling shooter in which players look to take down a terrorist group by eliminating nuclear bombs that they’ve placed. Expect various features for the S-Tribute version including rewind.

Here’s a bunch of information about Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute: 

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.

When every stage has been cleared, players will also be able to play the first game in the series, Elevator Action (single player only).


Press the shoot button near an enemy to start close combat with bare hands instead of shooting. Make continuous attacks by pressing the shoot button twice when playing as Kart, or by pressing the shoot button then immediately pressing the jump button when playing as Edie or Jad. The score is doubled when an enemy is defeated with unarmed attacks.

There are many targets to shoot on each stage. Some items are hidden, and some roll and damage enemies. Points can also be scored by breaking items in stages, so break many items. Destroying fluorescent lights or switchboards will put out the lights on a floor for a period of time, during which points scored are doubled.

Elevators can be used for movement, as well as attacks. Throw a sub-weapon in an elevator, then move it to make a remote attack on an enemy, or use the elevator to crush enemies. Be careful, as it’s also possible to harm the player character.

Convenient features and option settings only available in S-Tribute

・Rewind: Rewind gameplay a by certain amount of time and resume.

・Slow Mode: Slow game pace down with a single button press.

・Quick Save/Load: Save game state at any point.

・Unlimited Credits: The limit on the number of continues can be disabled, allowing for infinite continues.

・Stage Select: The game can be started from any stage.

・Increased Healing: Increase the amount of damage healed by obtaining healing items.

・Lives: Player character lives can be increased up to 9 lives.

・Sub-Weapon Buttons: Sub-weapons are normally used by pressing the shoot button and jump button at the same time, but this can be set to any other single button.

・Changing the amount of damage: You can change the amount of damage you’ll get when the enemy hits you.

・Keeping the same weapon: You can keep your machine gun or rocket launcher if it still holds bullets on to the next level.

・Scan Lines: Mimics the nostalgic CRT monitor display.


Reprints of classics produced and developed by City Connection with the Zebra Engine during the Saturn era.

Play a variety of titles with improved controls and new features.

A trailer for Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute has not yet been released, but that should be shared later. For now, visit the official website here.

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