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Area 51

Average Rating: 5.20/10
Video Game Rank: 5882
PlayStation Rank: N/A
SEGA Saturn Rank: N/A
Arcade Rank: N/A
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Primary Name
Area 51
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1
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1995-00-00
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US PlayStation edition
Rel Date: 1996-11-26
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
PlayStation
Developer: Tantalus
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: M
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US Saturn edition
Rel Date: 1996-10-31
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
SEGA Saturn
Developer: Mesa Logic
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: M
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Arcade Version
Rel Date: 1995-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Arcade
Developer: Mesa Logic
Media: Arcade Machine
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This game takes the player through several sections of the facility, including a warehouse and underground tunnels. The player is tasked, along with fellow STAAR members, to penetrate Area 51 and activate the nuclear self-destruct sequence. The player must kill all of the genetically altered scientists and aliens without harming any allied STAAR team members (at the cost of one life point), however if nothing but three STAAR team members are shot, the Kronn Hunter will be started, taking the role of a Hunter, sent by the Kronn to eliminate the rebels. None of the actual aliens will appear until the office level.

There are five types of different weaponry available to the player during the course of the game. While the player is only given a semi-automatic pistol in the beginning, weapon upgrades are available as targets throughout the game. The pistol can be upgraded to an automatic machine gun, a pump shotgun, and finally an automatic shotgun. The shotgun weaponry allows a greater field of error for targeting an enemy in able to kill it. Both the machine gun and automatic shotgun allow the player to keep the trigger pressed down to unleash rounds. If the player is hit by the enemy at any time, the weapon is downgraded back to the pistol. The player will also find grenades in crates and bonus rooms which, when used, destroys most on screen enemies at once. The player can hold a max of 9 grenades.

The game is notable for its use of digitized video stored on an on-board hard disk, and the bizarrely-contrasting, unrealistic gibs into which every enemy blows apart when shot, in exactly the same way. While enemies, innocents, and explosions are 2D digitized video sprites, the levels and vehicles are pre-rendered in 3D.

Another interesting note about the game is its several "backdoors"; by shooting certain objects in the correct sequence players can unlock shooting exercises, weapon stashes, and gain bonus items that are not available in the main game plot.

The game's arcade board, CoJag, is a modified Atari Jaguar with enhanced graphics and sound capabilities.

Area 51 allows the players to start at the beginning of the game or warp ahead to the middle of the game.

Source: Wikipedia, "Area 51 (arcade game)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 5882
PlayStation Rank: N/A
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Num Ratings: 9
Average Rating: 5.20
Standard Deviation: 1.31
Num Views: 365
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Personal Comments: 1
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