I believe this was a port of an arcade game, but why buy the cow when you can get the delicious NES-milk for free? Elevator Action is a classic little shooter, simple, addictive, and damn hard. I imagine your guy as a secret agent/spy type who makes a living of stealing secrets from men in black coats. You grapple onto the top of the building, then begin making your way down, via stairs, escalator, or the elvator (obviously). The black coats stream from every door and attempt to block your escape by the only means they know: bullets. Lots of them. At first there's not much to it - they take forever to draw and never shoot low, so while ducking you're golden. However, past the second level they begin to wisen up and start ducking themselves, as well as pulling the trigger faster and more often. You may be a super spy but one bullet puts you down, as will a fall from really any height. This is the guy who rappelled down without a harness from a higher building. His inability to drop even a single floor is a limitation you will curse. You'll only face the one kind of enemy on your trek through the building but you will learn to fear him. Eventually they are for all purposes bullet hoses and your only recourse is the turbo button. You can hide in a door briefly or attempt to drop a light on their heads but these are only band-aids. They've got your number, and your three lives are not going to get you past the 4th or 5th building without a lot of luck and probably a guardian angel (or genie). That said, it is quite fun to play and easy to get into for anybody. Bonus points for taking out a guy by squishing him with an elevator car.