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Welcome to Game of the Week! Each week there will be a new featured game on this page. The game may be good, average or diabolically bad, it really doesn't matter! Just look at the pics, read the text and enjoy the nostalgia! :-) Game of the Week! is open to contributions so if you would like to contribute a game article for this page you're more than welcome to! Every article we receive will be considered!
Night Mission
1983 Sublogic
Programmed by Bruce A. Artwick
Most text of the present article comes from the feature on American imports by Julian Rignall, as published in the fourth issue of the British C64 magazine ZZAP!64 (August 1985).



Night Mission Pinball is simply THE best pinball simulation for the 64. Copied from the pin table of the same name using the brilliant Pinball Construction Set, Night Mission offers an exciting and extremely addictive game.

The theme of the table is of a night time bomber on a bombing mission. Throughout the game there is the drone of its engines, the sound of flack and anti-aircraft guns being fired, and bombs falling and exploding. The table itself is a lively one, with plenty of drop targets and ball slots, and you need quite a bit of skill to get the ball into some of these. The scoring is complicated with heaps of special bonuses, extra credits and balls, and 3x/5x scoring bonuses. You can also tilt the table left or right so you can joggle the ball away from the exit drop slot. You have to be careful though, too much joggling and you will get a 'tilt' and lose the ball and all the bonus points obtained during its use.

When you start the game you are able to set the strength of the spring, ranging from really soft to a superfast release. Once the ball is released, the game plays exactly like a pin table. The ball behaves exactly like a real one and spangs about the table so fast that it takes all your concentration to follow it. When the ball moves extremely fast you get a 'strobe' effect and it looks like there are several balls following each other at a very high speed. The graphics and sound are excellent, and the game itself is one that I had great problems in putting down once I'd started playing.



Htmlized by Dimitris Kiminas (7 May 2002)

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