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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 Enemies with claws
Midnight Resistance Commodore 64 Strange laser firing machine
Midnight Resistance Atari ST This is a tough guy
Midnight Resistance Commodore 64 Combat aircraft are firing missiles at me!

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Midnight Resistance Magazine Advertisement
Midnight Resistance Magazine Advertisement Pages 2-3
Midnight Resistance Magazine Advertisement Page 31

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
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Zero Atari ST Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Retro Game Reviews Genesis Sep 08, 2018 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
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 Genesis Mar 18, 2020 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1990 70 out of 100 70
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.

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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