This game features one of the most original, intriguing plots of the last centuries: you are the grandson of an elderly scientist who appears to be a genius at creating new powerful weapons. A wicked criminal has kidnapped the man and, appearingly, some other members of the family... your girlfriend, your sister, mum, dad etc. Of course you are a muscular thug with no brains, and instead of calling the police or asking a favour to mafia you decide to go all alone with some heavy gun, kill all the baddies and set your relatives free... hey, haven' t I heard this all before ?
Nice and colourful, with some pretty big sprites. The 9 levels feature many different locations and landscapes, all of them, of course, filled with more firepower than even Saddam could ever want. Strangely enough, your character runs as fast as a turtle and jumps as high as a kangaroo; not very realistic, but then, to be honest, the whole thing of a single idiot with a gun fighting hordes of enemies armed to the teeth ISN' T very realistic at all, so let' s close an eye on this...
Boom ! Bang ! Pow ! Ka- boom ! Buddabuddabudda ! Yes, it' s all like this. There' s also some little chip music, but nothing particularly worthy.
Run. Jump. Kill. Avoid bullets. Kill. And so on, but if you' re looking for a relaxing ol' shooter that requires little or no mental effort, then don' t look any further. This game is actually good in its own overpopulated category; it' s not too difficult or too easy, and the levels are varied enough to make you want to see what' s coming next.
Some of the guys you' ll kill will drop some keys; yes, I know, they LOOK like Chupa Chups, but they ARE keys, believe me. Eventually, at the end of each level, you' ll reach a room filled with particularly powerful guns, ammo, and other weapons; the more keys you collect, the more of this stuff you' ll be able to take.
Another clicheè of this kind of games is the end - of - level boss; no self respecting shoot 'em up comes without a few really tough enemies, usually strange, very big or riding some sort of tank; once again, Midnight Resistance is no exception. You' ll have to fight big tanks, burning men sliding up and down a pole, big green things spitting fire bullets, and so on... but then again, it' s OK if you like this sort of things, ain' t it ?
This isn't the game of the century, or one that you can' t miss at any cost, but overall it' s still good fun. Ok, It' s all been already seen before, but it' s still a good, playable game. Anyway, if you' re looking for a blaster that requires your brain to be switched on, you' d better go for something like "The Chaos Engine" or "First Samurai" instead.
Graphics : 7
Sound : 6
Gameplay : 8
Overall : 7