Midnight Resistance

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ZX Spectrum
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 Arcade Trouble
Midnight Resistance Amstrad CPC Ending screen
Midnight Resistance Amstrad CPC Level 7 sets you on a conveyor belt
Midnight Resistance Genesis Blasting a tank

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
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9 out of 12 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jun, 1991 680 out of 1000 68
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 68 out of 100 68
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.


  • 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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