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Romset and name:
a51site4 Area 51: Site 4 (HD Rev 2.01, September 7, 1998)
Manufacturer:
Atari Games
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Gun
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 5 ways, Mouse
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
640x240@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
AM9517A, Cyrix MediaGX
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
DMA-driven DAC, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.101u2 released on oct-17 2005
Last release:
Mame 0.212 released on aug-03 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
PRELIMINARY
Emulation:
Preliminary
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 21 years ago:

    Area 51 - Site 4 © 1998 Atari Games Corp.

    The future is in your hands.
    Your future.
    The aliens are back. Area 51 was only the beginning.
    This time they're faster, stronger and deadlier than ever.

    The sequel to one of the most revered games of all time is here. With an exciting new combination of play elements. A combination of event and movie-style.

    Eighteen different training events. Awesome all-out alien war.
    The deadly Alien Queen. Secret rooms. Power-ups.

    Three configurations: Showcase 39"; Standard 25"; Universal Kit.
    All affordably prices.

    Don't wait. Site 4 is going to be a scorcher.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on Atari Media GX hardware.

    Main CPU: MEDIAGX (@ 166Mhz)
    Sound CPU: 2x A<9517 (@ 4.772727MHz.)
    Sound Chips: (2x) DMA-driven

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 640x240
    Refresh rate: 60Hz
    Palette Colours: Unknown.

    TRIVIA
    Area 51 Site 4 was released in September 1998 in USA.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    Play begins after choosing a mission and a stage. Players can choose games or missions in any order. Two players can play at one time.

    Each player begins with a set number of lives. The object of each game is to eliminate aliens or equipment before losing all of one's lives. To successfully complete each mission, players must eliminate a quota of aliens or equipment. At the end of a mission, a player who has lives remaining can select another mission and continue playing.

    When either player has no lives remaining, a continue message appears on screen allowing that player to get back into the game by inserting currency. The game is suspended for the remaining player until more currency is inserted or continue time expires, then proceeds for the remaining player from the point
    it lett off.

    Play may pause from time to time during a particular mission to inform the players of their score and accuracy ratings. A second player can join the game at these times while the game displays a JOIN IN on-screen message.

    During the game, players gain points not only by shooting aliens, but also by targeting certain objects. Players should shoot objects as instructed on screen to gain extra points or weaponry.

    At various intervals throughout the game, players can acquire extra ammunition or weaponry. Players shoot floating power-up symbols to obtain a more powerful weapon. Shooting certain other targets gains players specific weaponry for the player's arsenal.

    Aliens shoot back at players. Each time an alien shoots back successfully, the player loses one life. The player also loses any power-up weaponry. Play continues until all lives are exhausted for both players.

    The game has secret rooms, where players can gain more points by shooting targets without being fired upon in return. ln some cases, targets must be shot in a particular order to enter a secret room. When either player opens the door to the secret room, both can gain points by shooting targets.

    Players should avoid shooting certain characters wearing blue military uniforms or jumpsuits labeled S.T.A.A.R., an abbreviation of Strategic Tactical Advanced Alien Response. Shooting any of these characters loses a player one life, and eliminates any power-up weaponry acquired.

    When play is over, players can enter their initials if they have a high score. If players do not purchase any more credits, the game automatically returns to the attract mode.

    SERIES
    • Area 51 (1995)
    • Area 51 - Site 4 (1998)

    STAFF
    Directors: David Mahaffey, Robert Weatherby
    Producer: Robert Rowe
    Programming: David Mahaffey
    Models, Animation & Titles: David Dempsey, Guy Fumagalli, James Mestemaker, Jason Pfeifer, Kenny Thompson, James Webb
    Original Music & Sounds: Joe Lyford
    Executive Producer: Mark S. Pierce

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3358&o=2
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