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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.

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Midnight Resistance Atari ST Lots of heavy guns
Midnight Resistance Genesis High scores
Midnight Resistance Atari ST The armory. Collected keys can be used to get a better weapons
Midnight Resistance Atari ST Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Genesis Apr 14, 2002 B+ 83
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1990 70 out of 100 70
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.

The Atari ST lacks the two player option because of memory requirements, while the Amiga version include this game mode. Also, the ST version features no scrolling (but flip screen) and the Amiga has some animated background objects
(Source: Zero magazine #8, 1990/6)

Awards

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

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