Shoot and destroy the enemies while avoiding being hit. Watch your life line. Once it reaches zero you die and must restart the level plus you lose all your powerups.
Make your way to the exit (typically to the far right) to beat each level.
Pickup powerups to use them. Use the 1 - 5 keys to select which powerup to use. The bottom left indicators show how much of each powerup is available. Your default gun is unlimited use with a slight recharge time.
Activate switches when available to open doorways and shut down lasers in Midnight Strike.
Tips & Tricks
Use double jump. Double jump is extremely important and must be used constantly. Press the up arrow twice to double jump.
Use powerups wisely. Use your powerups wisely as they'll be very useful to take out harder enemies quickly. Conversely if your life line is very low use up your powerups to beat the level since if you die you lose all your powerups.
Keep number 1 gun charged. Your default number 1 gun can pump out a few quick shots before it becomes drained and recharges slowly. Learn how to pump out quick shots and step away from battle to let it recharge.
Learn crouch attack. Crouch and shoot to easily take out Grunt Soldiers and Grenade Droids.
Learn jump attack. Jump about while firing to evade seeker rockets fired by Big Boys and Spider Mechs.
Taking out ceiling turrents. Use triple shots to easily take out ceiling turrents, otherwise jump a lot to evade their shots.