Area 51 is apparently based on another Midway game of the same name. Midway made arcade games, and Area 51 the arcade game, is something I put more than a few pound coins into as a teenager. It was a shooting game with an actual gun, and quite a good one if I remember rightly. This was at the hight of the Time Crisis, Point Blank and House of the Dead popularity.
This is a great metroidvania style game that pulled me in right away. It’s big and time consuming in all the best ways.
I thought I’d show you this game I’ve been playing. It’s pretty good. I’ll do more of these.