Midnight Resistance

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Commodore 64
Atari ST
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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 Commodore 64 Got enough keys to rescue all of my family members!
Midnight Resistance Commodore 64 Your mission begins here.
Midnight Resistance ZX Spectrum On some ledges
Midnight Resistance Genesis Sad faces

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Sinclair User Arcade Dec, 1989 9 out of 10 90
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Aug, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Zero Arcade Feb, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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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