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DescriptionThe 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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|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|
|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 differencesIn 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 versionThe 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
Arcade Credits (24 people)
18 developers, 6 thanks
Azusa Hara (Ahsa), Hiroaki Yoshida (Maro), Fuse (Fuse), Tatsuya Kiuchi (Kiwchi), Hitomi Komatsu (Hitomi)Thanks To:
Shinji Noda, Masahiko Ujita, Nobuyuki Kawaguchi, Shinya Doi, Yoshiaki Honda, Shunichi Ii (Shunichi E)Presented By: