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Area 51/Maximum Force Duo Area 51/Maximum Force Duo - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Area 51/Maximum Force Duo - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Players can choose to play either of these previously released titles. In the first game, use a light gun to shoot infected human "zombies", aliens and their mothership. In the second game, players shoot terrorists.

Area 51/Maximum Force Duo was produced by Atari Games in 1998.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Area 51/Maximum Force Duo was produced include: Maximum Force, San Francisco Rush The Rock - Alcatraz Edition, Primal Rage II, Freeze, Beavis And Butt-Head, Area 51: Site 4, California Speed, Gauntlet Legends, Vapor TRX, and Road Burners


Name Area 51/Maximum Force Duo
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6908
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
Conversion Class JAMMA
External Device HDD
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Area 51/Maximum Force Duo Instructions Image
Side Art Area 51/Maximum Force Duo Side Art Image
PCB Area 51/Maximum Force Duo PCB Image

Game Introduction

For all intents and purposes, this is the same game as the original Area 51 and Maximum Force games, with the addition of a single credit "Tournament" mode for Maximum Force, and new/additional secret areas in both games.

Area 51/Maximum Force Duo KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.08 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.00

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 3.33
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.67

Technical Rating: 3.17

Gameplay 3.67
Graphics 2.67
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 4.33

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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This game is a conversion kit that runs both titles from a single hard drive with a few EPROMs swapped. The kit can convert either an original Area 51 or a Maximum Force into the dual game.


COPY OF: Area 51 and Maximum Force

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Area 51/Maximum Force Duo Census

There are 14,773 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,482 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,618 machines (6,906 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 154 known instances of this machine owned by Area 51/Maximum Force Duo collectors who are active members. Of these, 72 of them are original dedicated machines. 47 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 34 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 7 active VAPS members with a Area 51/Maximum Force Duo machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Area 51/Maximum Force Duo circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Area 51/Maximum Force Duo.

This game ranks a 22 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright (39 Inch Screen)

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Bit Bar 278 Derby St, Salem Massachusetts United States 1

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 13 115.00 143.75
2016 11 115.00 159.43
2017 9 118.00 151.64
2018 1 0.00 0.00
All Years 34 115.00 146.68


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