If you liked the arcade game, by all means run out and get this game. If you never played it and find it for a couple of bucks you'll be briefly entertained. If you don't have the great NES games yet, like Zelda, Castlevania, etc, get those first.
Elevator Action is a very basic arcade high score challenge. The key is that it's a fairly unique idea, and a fairly unique game. There's not much here for longevity, but it's a good contender for "this week's Solitaire replacement." Just don't let the boss, or the agents, catch you.