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Midnight Resistance

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
76
3.6
Genesis
76
3.6
Amstrad CPC
...
3.2
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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 Arcade Intro
Midnight Resistance ZX Spectrum Climbing some barrels
Midnight Resistance Atari ST Lifts: The easy way to climb a tree
Midnight Resistance Commodore 64 Select your weapon, presumed you got enough keys.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Genesis Jul, 1991 63 out of 100 63
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 41 out of 100 41

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Trivia

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.

Awards

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

Contributed to by Ian moran (22), Martin Smith (63058), Blood (1791), Terok Nor (19543) and Игги Друге (44657)