Midnight Resistance

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Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
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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 Atari ST Narrow passages and lots of enemies
Midnight Resistance Atari ST An end-of-level-boss
Midnight Resistance Atari ST Lifts: The easy way to climb a tree
Midnight Resistance ZX Spectrum 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 Genesis May, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Sinclair User Arcade Dec, 1989 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic Genesis Apr 14, 2002 B+ 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Aug, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Genesis Jul, 1991 63 out of 100 63
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 41 out of 100 41


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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.

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)


  • 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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