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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 ZX Spectrum Crouching down on the attack
Midnight Resistance Arcade Big gun
Midnight Resistance Commodore 64 Combat aircraft are firing missiles at me!
Midnight Resistance Genesis Riding a tank

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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

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Sinclair User Arcade Dec, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9 out of 12 75
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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

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