Midnight Resistance (Genesis)

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The Midnight Resistance fighters are up against the awesome powers of mad scientist King Crimson and his Crimson Corps. Crimson has kidnapped your scientist grandfather and five more of your relatives, and aims to put his advanced plans to evil use.

Take control of a Resistance fighter in this scrolling shoot 'em up consisting of nine platform-based levels, each ending with a Boss to defeat. Your enemies appear on foot and in vehicles, and Crimson has also planted machine gun bays en route.

Dead enemies release keys, which can be traded in at shop points for weapons. These weapons include machine guns and flamethrowers, for which ammunition must be bought - weapons are discarded when you have no suitable ammo. The control system is unusual - you can shoot in different directions and crawl along low ledges.


Midnight Resistance Genesis Make your way through this nasty electricity
Midnight Resistance Genesis Blasting a tank
Midnight Resistance Genesis Climbing
Midnight Resistance Genesis Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ミッドナイト レジスタンス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Games-X May, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Apr 14, 2002 B+ 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Raze Sep, 1991 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Jun, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Jul, 1991 63 out of 100 63
Sega-16.com Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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April Fools'

The name was changed to Midnight Residence and used for a fake game that was reviewed by Commodore Format as an April Fools' joke.

Version differences

In the coin-op & Amiga versions, you must use two sticks to control the soldier and the gun; on Genesis & Atari ST, you can control both only with one stick.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #4 Best Action Game in 1990
  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Best Graphics - 8 Bit

Blood (1791) added Midnight Resistance (Genesis) on Sep 03, 2004
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