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Description

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.

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Midnight Resistance Genesis Make your way through this nasty electricity
Midnight Resistance Genesis High scores
Midnight Resistance Genesis Sci-fi level
Midnight Resistance Amstrad CPC That's because I cheated

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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
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
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jun, 1991 680 out of 1000 68
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

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)

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #4 Best Action Game in 1990
  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Best Graphics - 8 Bit

Contributed to by Ian moran (22), Martin Smith (62888), Blood (1812), Terok Nor (23168) and Игги Друге (44992)