Midnight Resistance

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ZX Spectrum
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 Genesis Getting hit - getting white
Midnight Resistance Arcade Intro
Midnight Resistance Arcade Tunnels
Midnight Resistance Commodore 64 Waterfalls

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Génération 4 Genesis May, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Raze Genesis Sep, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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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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