Midway's Area 51 infiltrated the top of the arcade charts for 10 months, so it is no surprise that the home version has become popular on the PlayStation. With impressive cinematic effects and stop-motion animation sequences, Area 51 is filled with a generous amount of alien warfare and nonstop action. One or two players can play as soldiers in the elite Strategic Tactical Advanced Alien Response (S.T.A.A.R.) team, which is aiming to stop the spread of an alien-bred lethal infection that has taken over the high security air base at Area 51. The S.T.A.A.R. team, which is trained to deal with hostile alien life forms, must survive six extensive stages of gunfire and alien encounters. The sci-fi storyline eventually leads players to covert rooms, government secrets, and cover-ups, and more than a few aliens and UFOs.
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PLAYERS: 1-2 Players
GENRE: Action, Light Gun, Shoot 'Em Up
RELEASE YEAR: 1996