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Area 51

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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 PlayStation Name entry
Area 51 PlayStation Controls
Area 51 PlayStation In Kronn Mode, the player assumes the role of one of the aliens.
Area 51 PlayStation Office building

Alternate Titles

  • "エリア51" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Not As Enjoyable As The Arcade! Windows MasterAbyss-ESB (13)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Oct 20, 2011 A- 91
Gamezilla Windows Aug 17, 2000 77 out of 100 77
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jul 15, 1999 B 75
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 17, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Windows Oct 28, 1996 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Aug 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1997 55 out of 100 55
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Windows Oct 31, 1996 3.3 out of 10 33
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Aug 13, 2005 30 out of 100 30


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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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