I was really young when I used to go to the arcades. My mom brought me to the mall and I'd ask her if I could play at the arcades while she shopped. I was still only about 10 which sounds a bit young, but in hindsight it was probably pretty safe in that mall arcade. Because I was only about 10, I was not very good at arcade games in general. There were only a few exceptions, and one of them was Area 51. I almost exclusively played this game when I was at the arcade. The fighter games were crowded by the teenagers that would have creamed me, so I just got really good at Area 51. I forgot how I learned about the secret rooms, but I soon had those locked down. I got to the point where I'd make it a good 4 or 5 level screens in before losing another quarter. This is of course miraculous stretch of time for a kid's budget circa 1996.