Midnight Resistance

• Publisher: Ocean
• Developer:
Special FX
Release Date: 1990
Code: Robbie Tinman
GFX: Ivan Davies
Music: Keith Tinman

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 90%
Our Game Rating: 86%


FILE: midnightresistanceend.zip


Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I remember seeing this game for the first time back in 1990; it was part of my fourth Commodore 64 pack that I purchased from Tandy (remember them?). I was quite impressed with the game and did my utmost to complete it without a cheat. Unfortunately, as most of the games I play, playing all the way through without the aid of a POKE wasn't to be. Nowadays, it's not just POKES that make seeing a game ending possible, it's ingenious cracking crews who provide us with colourful cheats and game ending teasers that can takes us straight to the pot of gold ...

"Run man!"

"One handed, eh?"

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I was lucky enough to stumble upon a cracked version of this game by Angels that allowed me to cheat in a whole manner of ways (see screen shot below).

Check out this beast!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Our hero is seen running onto the screen and heading for a ladder. He climbs up and joins a team of people watching a beautiful sun set.


  • Vinny: Okay, time for the team to add their fair share of comments and scorings...

  • Frank: Good ending for a great game. Nice little sunset with a heart warming scene with your family members (if you save them all that is!). It's a little bit short to be a gold medal winner, but its not bad and satisfactory enough. I'd give this a 7.

  • Matt: Hmmm. Never played the game, to be honest, so not sure if that final screen is anything special. What's it about? Why are they grey-skinned? The picture's quite nice, I suppose, the music's naughty... 5.

  • Brendan: It is faithful to the arcade ending apart from the lack of scrolling credits. The music is a bit crappy I think. No animation, epilogue or scrolling message. I dont think it is anything above average level - for that reason alone I am thinking 4 or 5/10. I will plump for 4.5 as I think it's just slighty below average for the reasons mentioned above.

  • Vinny: Hmmm ... bit of a split decision here: 7 the highest and 4.5 the lowest.

    I'm actually with Frank on this one and feel that the ending is short, but offers the player a satisfactory end to quite a cool game. I was a little surprised to hear that there was no thumping game ending tune, but maybe the programmers ran out of space. I also think its a little strange that a soldier spends 99% of his time blasting his way through a game and then ends up holding hands and watching a sunset! Anyway, I'm plumping for a 7.

FINAL SAY: It's worth a quick look.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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