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SubLogic's Night Mission Pinball Manual Instructions

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I have had this disk forever.  Want to play it.  No instructions and cannot find them anywhere.  Anyone have a PDF copy?  Does it use paddles (with my joystick only the left flipper works)?  With Paddles, I cannot launch the ball.  Strange setup.  I think the game may use some of the keyboard keys.  

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Thanks.  I saw that for sale as well.  A Youtube reviewer, oddly enough, had the same issue, couldn't figure out how to make the right flipper to work.  It requires two joysticks.  Works fine.  Weird configuration.  Uses a few keyboard controls as well.  Play action is really good.  But for ease of use, David's Midnight Magic cannot be beat.

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My guess for the weird input configuration on the Atari is due to it being an Apple II port. On the Apple II, the original game controllers were a pair of analog paddles (to support Woz's Breakout). So, two paddles with one button each. Later the two potentiometers and two buttons from the paddles were merged into a single joystick with two buttons. On the Apple II, a player could comfortably hold a paddle in each hand and press the fire button on each - or - employ the two buttons on a single joystick.

 

When the game was ported from the Apple II to the Atari, they must've decided to adhere to the Apple's two button input. I suppose if someone were to use paddles on the Atari version, then the input might seem less awkward.

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