Midnight Resistance

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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.


  • ミッドナイト レジスタンス - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

24 People (18 developers, 6 thanks)



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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 and 8-bit versions lack 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)

C64 bundled version

The game was bundled with the C64 for a time, in the 'Night Moves' pack, however a mix-up means that an incomplete 5 level version with gameplay issues was used instead of the final released one.


  • 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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  • MobyGames ID: 12030


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Ian moran.

Antstream added by firefang9212. Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Genesis added by Blood. Arcade added by Terok Nor. Amstrad CPC added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, Blood, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST, FatherJack.

Game added February 13th, 2004. Last modified June 10th, 2023.