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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 Windows Level 1 Intro
Area 51 Arcade Reload
Area 51 PlayStation Rope zombies
Area 51 PlayStation Main menu

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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
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1997 59 out of 100 59
The Game Hoard Arcade Feb 08, 2020 4 out of 7 57
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1997 55 out of 100 55
High Score Windows Feb, 1997 2 out of 5 40
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Action (Germany) Windows Feb, 1997 40 out of 100 40
GameSpot Windows Oct 31, 1996 3.3 out of 10 33

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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.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Arcade Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice)

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