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Night Mission Pinball (PC Booter)

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Written by  :  Trixter (8730)
Written on  :  Mar 20, 1999
Platform  :  PC Booter
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Summary

A fantastic pinball simulation for early PCs.

The Good

There is so much to like about Night Mission Pinball that I can only spend so much time describing it, but here goes:
  • Completely tweakable parameters, from the spin of the ball, to the force of the bumpers, to the tilt of the table
  • Ball movement is very realistic--ball physics are accurate
  • Sound effects are appropriate and good


It's really fun to play, in a nutshell. It's also fun to increase the playfield tilt so much that the ball comes rocketing toward you at breakneck speeds :-) Or, you can lower it so much that the ball just wanders lazily around.

The Bad

It only runs at the correct speed on a true 4.77MHz XT. It also doesn't save high scores to disk, which sort-of negates the desire to play pinball in the first place.

The Bottom Line

If you have an old PC that you can hook up to the TV somehow, this is a really fun pinball simulation.