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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.


David's Midnight Magic Atari 2600 Ball one
David's Midnight Magic Atari 2600 Title screen
David's Midnight Magic Atari 2600 Ball five
David's Midnight Magic Atari 2600 Game over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Midnight Magic" -- Atari 2600 title

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Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Jan 12, 2005 95 out of 100 95
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 8.6 out of 10 86
Woodgrain Wonderland Jun 18, 2017 B 75
The Video Game Critic Sep 23, 2001 B- 67
Power Play Feb, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55


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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.
LepricahnsGold (128317) added David's Midnight Magic (Atari 2600) on Jul 11, 2006
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