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Midnight Resistance

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ZX Spectrum
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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 Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Midnight Resistance Arcade Intro
Midnight Resistance Atari ST Title screen
Midnight Resistance Amiga Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
64'er Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 7 out of 10 70 Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 41 out of 100 41


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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

Contributed to by Ian moran (22), Martin Smith (63197), Blood (1807), Terok Nor (17857) and Игги Друге (38168)