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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 Atari ST A mountain level
Midnight Resistance Commodore 64 The blue helicopter looks familiar.
Midnight Resistance Atari ST Narrow passages and lots of enemies
Midnight Resistance ZX Spectrum On some ledges

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

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9 out of 12 75
Zero Arcade Feb, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Archives Atari ST Sep 28, 2018 12 out of 20 60
Retro Archives Commodore 64 Sep 28, 2018 11.5 out of 20 58
Retro Archives ZX Spectrum Sep 28, 2018 10.5 out of 20 52


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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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