Great classic. It does tend to turn a bit too repetitive a bit too quickly, but good fun when you have a few minutes to consume.
Atari 2600 version is the best of the three I tried (C64, Atari 800 and Atari 2600).
Always loved this game, and the computer AI was quite competitive. Disappointed it was never ported to the 8-bit.
How do you tell the difference between NTSC and PAL...they look similar??
It's absolutely hilarious that the 1988 red box release is using a screen shot of the Pole Position II coin-up for illustration. Maybe ATARI Corp. knew something we did not. /s
Ok, is the title of this bootleg variant a joke?
To me this looks rather like a variant of "Ground Zero", which is a River Raid hack rather than a bootleg of Sub-Scan...
Jane: Your game looks incredible! Is there any chance you have a copy of the ROM or source code? If the name were changed, there'd be no trademark issues with Wizard of the Coast, just like was done with the Intellivsion version. Perhaps we could convince Tommy Tallarico (new owner of Intellivision) to release this and the Atari version of Treasure of Tarmin. Maybe you'd be interested in finished this the way you had originally wanted to?
Well, there's also snowballs to avoid...
The Best Game for Atari!!!
Another astonishing and surprisingly excellent Atari game.
Atari certainly inspired game creators to go beyond the usual norm and to polish off their vision for the perfect game.
The end result was sometimes other-worldly, like this sublime pinball game.
It's odd how its official name seems to be 'Midnight Magic', but in the game itself, it says 'MIDNITE MAGIC' instead!
I wonder which is the actual name of the game..
People might confuse this game with the Williams pinball rip-off, 'David's Midnight Magic', which is a great classic in its own right, but this game is something completely different.
This Atari pinball has amazing changing color schemes, wonderful, bright 'flashes' (I guess I am a sucker for these), really good ball movement, exciting sound world that really makes you want to play more and more, and very believable behaviour of everything - the bumpers, the 'rolling middle bit' (whatever it's called), and the four paddles or 'bats' reacting to the ball.
The soundworld that's synchronized with the brilliant flashing effects creates excitement that not even more modern pinball games always have. Everything is an event, and every bumper hit makes you more pumped up - and when you complete a level, it's just so rewarding with the palette changes and ditties!
Only the cancan-music seemed an odd choice, but that's pretty much the only nitpick I can come up with.
I just found out about this game today, and I am already hooked and want to play this more. I wonder what other gems exist that I still don't know about..
Midnight / Midnite Magic is a Magnificent, Magical, Marvelous, Mesmerizing game that EVERYONE with real Atari 2600 (variation) should at least test, you'll be missing out if you don't!