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Midnight Resistance (Genesis)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Midnight Resistance Genesis Riding a tank
Midnight Resistance Genesis Make your way through this nasty electricity
Midnight Resistance Genesis Green cave
Midnight Resistance Genesis Getting hit - getting white

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

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
Génération 4 May, 1991 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 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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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #4 Best Action Game in 1990

Blood (1803) added Midnight Resistance (Genesis) on Sep 03, 2004
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