Night Mission Pinball

Moby ID: 72
Commodore 64 Specs

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Night Mission Pinball is a pinball game simulation. You can change many physical parameters of the machine to suit your playing style or your whim such as the number of balls, ball speed, the incline of the machine, the kick off the bumpers, etc. It supports 1-4 players and is controlled by the keyboard or joystick.

The Atari 8-bit version made use of the keyboard click speaker for sound-effects.

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Average score: 81% (based on 4 ratings)

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Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 29 ratings with 1 reviews)

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.

PC Booter · by Trixter (8952) · 1999

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Game added by Trixter.

Apple II added by Droog. Atari 8-bit added by Kabushi. Commodore 64 added by wanax.

Additional contributors: Droog.

Game added March 3, 1999. Last modified April 12, 2024.