2D and minimal graphically but enjoyable
Night Mission Pinball is such a straight up pinball game that it would be hard to find any fault with it. It's totally playable, top down, 2D graphics, uses no tilting or shifting of perspective so that you can easily see where your ball will go and also, it does a great job at playing very nicely. Overall, it's not very long lived just because it is such a heart-on-its-sleeves game, it hides nothing, it offers little surprise. Thus, what can I say, if you want the most vanilla pinball game, top down, 2D, this is it. Thematically, as the name suggests, it offers you a nightly clad set of graphics, the kind that are lovely braided with a pit of pink, a bit of blue and not much else. The table reacts as realistically as you could expect an 8 bit game to do, realistic enough but not so realistic that you'd want to say that it is some sort of simulator. It's as arcade as you'd want it, a staple of late 80s DOS pinball beauty and playability! And, if that is not enough, download later version Night Mission Pinball 3.0 which made a few adjustments to the core game, making it a bit more responsive and more immediate in some aspects of the physics it employed.