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Midnight Resistance Midnight Resistance - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Midnight Resistance - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Two commandos have a huge stockpile of military hardware at their disposal as they attempt to rescue their kidnapped family. Run through military bases and crawl through tunnels all the while shooting in every direction using rotational joysticks.

Midnight Resistance was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1989.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period Midnight Resistance was produced include: Oscar - Psycho-Nics, Stadium Hero, Pocket Gal, Pocket Gal 2, Gondomania, Secret Agent, Out Fencer, Mad Motor, Sly Spy, and Super BurgerTime


Name Midnight Resistance
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8688
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Midnight Resistance Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way Rotary
  • Buttons: 2 - JumpFire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Midnight Resistance Control Panel Image

Midnight Resistance KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Midnight Resistance is the sequel to Heavy Barrel.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Midnight Resistance Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 59 known instances of this machine owned by Midnight Resistance collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 47 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Midnight Resistance machine for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Midnight Resistance circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 20 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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