Midnight Magic is a pinball video game for the Atari 2600, which, despite licensing its name from Broderbund, features a distinct table design from David’s Midnight Magic. The game uses the CX40 joystick controller for various pinball actions such as activating flippers and shooting the ball.
To pull back the pinball machine plunger, players move the joystick controller downwards, and to launch the ball into the playfield, they press the joystick button. The left and right flippers are activated by moving the joystick controller left or right, respectively.
The objective of Midnight Magic is to score points by hitting various targets on the pinball table. Hitting all five drop targets at the top of the table increases the bonus multiplier (e.g., 2x, 3x, etc.). Players can earn extra balls by hitting the rollover targets located at the top left and right corners of the table when the bonus multiplier is activated. This game offers an engaging pinball experience for Atari 2600 users, capturing the essence of real-life pinball machines in a virtual format.