DescriptionUsing 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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- "エリア51" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Area 51 series
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Genre: Light Gun Shooter
- Visual technique / style: Digitized sprites
|Not As Enjoyable As The Arcade!||Windows||MasterAbyss-ESB (13)|
|The Video Game Critic||SEGA Saturn||Oct 20, 2011||A-||91|
|GamePro (US)||SEGA Saturn||Feb, 1997||4.5 out of 5||90|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Mar, 1997||72 out of 100||72|
|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|
|Video Games||PlayStation||Feb, 1997||55 out of 100||55|
|PC Action (Germany)||Windows||Feb, 1997||40 out of 100||40|
|High Score||Windows||Feb, 1997||2 out of 5||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 indexArea 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.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- March 1997 (Issue 92) - Arcade Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice)
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Area 51 (Information about Area 51 at Wikipedia)