Area 51 (Arcade)

Area 51 Arcade Shoot the barrels!


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Using a light gun you blast your way through the secret base, Area 51, which has been taken over by mutant aliens. As you work your way to the secrets at the heart of Area 51, you'll need to destroy an increasingly dangerous line of aliens, upgrade your firearm, and cause as much collateral damage as possible. The game rewards the player for destroying windows, light fixtures, computers, explosive barrels, and even fire extinguishers. Each consecutive hit increases your streak rating (which adds to your score) and certain combinations of these collateral hits will open up secret bonus rooms.

The home version has special bonuses and additional secret levels not found in the arcade version and a mouse option is available.


Area 51 Arcade Shoot the barrels!
Area 51 Arcade First Level
Area 51 Arcade Reload

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Alternate Titles

  • "エリア51" -- Japanese spelling

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All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Atari Times Mar 03, 2002 85 out of 100 85


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German index

Area 51 was put on the infamous German index for depicting extreme violence on March 27, 1997. The BPjS / BPjM indexed games provides more information about what that means.

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Kabushi (163134) added Area 51 (Arcade) on Jan 25, 2014
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