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Area 51

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.7
SEGA Saturn
69
2.9
PlayStation
...
3.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Area 51 PlayStation Soldier running.
Area 51 PlayStation Helicopter
Area 51 PlayStation Controls
Area 51 PlayStation Forklift

Alternate Titles

  • "エリア51" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Oct 20, 2011 A- 91
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Aug 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
High Score Windows Feb, 1997 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

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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