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Area 51 (SEGA Saturn)

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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.

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Area 51 SEGA Saturn Stage select
Area 51 SEGA Saturn Main menu
Area 51 SEGA Saturn Title screen
Area 51 SEGA Saturn Statistic

Alternate Titles

  • "エリア51" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Oct 20, 2011 A- 91
GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Dec 17, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56
Defunct Games Aug 13, 2005 30 out of 100 30

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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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Terok Nor (18355) added Area 51 (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 09, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121618), Robbb (125) and Terok Nor (18355)