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Midnight Resistance


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Written by Lorenzo

July 14, 2001


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

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Zone Warrior

February 12, 2023 by AtariCrypt

Once again, pesky aliens are giving us Earthlings lots of grief. We previously fought them off but they managed to pinch a time machine so are using that to alter history and wreak havoc by taking crucial hostages from each period in an attempt to halt their influence. From the invention of the wheel in prehistoric times to England's King Arthur uniting Britain! And where would any of us be today without Japan and its technical wizardry? Yep, we cannot allow this - the fight is on!

Son Shu Shi

March 21, 2021 by ST Graveyard

What an accomplishment this game is. Created with such a small team, the result is really amazing. The game oozes creative passion. While the gameplay is really well balanced, it is a tough cookie, very hard from time to time with its moments of sheer frustration. As of level 3, timing becomes key. You will need to practice and learn the levels to complete this game, there are so many bad guys on screen it sometimes gets a bit hard to take.

Blood Money

April 4, 2020 by Morcar

Graphically, it's also nice on the eyes with well-defined graphics and animation. You really get the feeling that the developers put some thought and love into the game. Remember what I said about the large levels? Well these are wonderful and are very different to each other, they also scroll fairly smooth in all four directions.

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