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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 8-bit Title screen (1982 Broderbund release)
David's Midnight Magic Commodore 64 Startup
David's Midnight Magic Atari 2600 Title screen
David's Midnight Magic PC-88 Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Midnight Magic" -- Atari 2600 title

User Reviews

One of the earliest pinball games available for home computers Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (42838)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari 2600 Jan 12, 2005 95 out of 100 95
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Jun 18, 2017 B 75
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
Le Geek Atari 2600 2012 2.5 out of 5 50
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Info Commodore 64 Sep, 1983 Unscored Unscored
64'er Commodore 64 Apr, 1984 Unscored Unscored
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jan 12, 2004 F 0


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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.
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