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David's Midnight Magic

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 2600
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4.4
PC-88
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5.0
PC-98
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Description

David's Midnight Magic is a simple pinball game designed for 1-4 players. The game was modeled on the popular Black Knight pinball table released by Williams. Unlike Black Knight, however, David's Midnight Magic contains a mixture of bright colors. Featuring dual flipper controls, upper and lower playing fields, tilt mechanism, multiple ball play, electromagnetic deflectors, and many special effects, the game represents the first generation of home computer pinball simulations available with relatively realistic pinball features.

Screenshots

David's Midnight Magic Atari 8-bit A game of pinball in progress (1987 Atari release)
David's Midnight Magic Commodore 64 Ball launched
David's Midnight Magic Commodore 64 3x Bonus
David's Midnight Magic Atari 8-bit Title screen (1982 Broderbund release)

Alternate Titles

  • "Midnight Magic" -- Atari 2600 title

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The Press Says

The Atari Times Atari 2600 Jan 12, 2005 95 out of 100 95
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Sep 23, 2001 B- 67
Power Play Atari 2600 Feb, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jan 12, 2004 F 0

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Trivia

Cover art

In 1982 when Marc Ericksen was commissioned by the Carlston family to illustrate the David's Midnight Magic package art cover, the original concept sketch he drew showed that player's face reflected in the foreground on the floating chrome pinball. This was accepted, and that's how the game art was painted. When the game was adopted for Atari, they directed that the face be removed, on the grounds that it might have restricted a broader buying audience. Marc was paid to retouch out the face on the painting. All other iterations of the packaging followed suit, leaving the original Commodore 64 box as the only one showing the reflected face scene.
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