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Midnight Resistance
Box artwork for Midnight Resistance.
Developer(s)Data East
Publisher(s)Data East
Release date(s)
Genre(s)Run and gun
System(s)Arcade, Sega Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Mode(s)Single player, Co-op
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Midnight Resistance (ミッドナイトレジスタンス Middonaito Rejisutansu?) is a 1990 arcade game developed by Nihon Bussan and published by Data East. It used a 3D joystick (a normal 8 way joystick that could also be twisted as a dial) to allow the player to aim independently of his direction of movement, which was notable at the time. Some home conversions, such as the Commodore Amiga allowed players to use a keyboard to control their character.

The players take control of two commandos, known as Geoff Hunk and Dave Butch in some media, who are out to rescue their kidnapped family (the manual tries to put you in their shoes), including their scientist grandfather who is being forced to create a weapon which will give the antagonist of the game, known only as "Commissar" (mistakenly called "King Crimson" in some media), the power to take over the Earth.


A ruthless Commissar, leader of a vicious regime of megalomaniacs, has idnapped your family (including your Grandfather - a world famous scientist) in a desperate bid for dictatorial power over the earth. Can you rescue your relatives before the evil Commissar forces your Grandfather to use his superior weaponry research in order to enforce his own tyranny throughout the planet? Pit your wits against an obsessive army, their tortuous traps and a convoy of menacing machinery.

Atari ST/Amiga manual


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