(MD) Midnight Resistance
Name : Midnight Resistance
Publisher : Data East
Release : 29 March 1991
Genre : Action, Shooting
Case : good
Manual : very good
Cartridge : good
Midnight Resistance in a side scrolling action game released in arcades in 1989 which was ported to Megadrive in 1991.
The arcade version had a particular joystick, already seen in Forgotten Worlds and Ikari Warriors, which can adjust the characters’s aim by rotating the stick clockwise or counter clockwise. This was obviously not possible on Megadrive so Data East opted for 4 different control types.
The gameplay is similar to Contra and a relevant importance is given to the keys, collected after defeating particular enemies, which are used to buy upgraded weapons at the end of each stage and are also used to free the character’s relatives before the final battle, furthermore the end sequence depends on how many people the player has rescued.
This game was not released in Europe.