Commodore 64 cover art for budget reissue
|Publisher(s)||ERE Informatique (France)
Personal Software Services (UK)
Macadam Bumper (also known as "Pinball Wizard") is a computer pinball construction set developed by ERE Informatique in France. It was first released for 8-bit computers in 1985, the Atari ST in 1986 and MS-DOS in 1987. The ST and PC versions were released in the US as Pinball Wizard in 1988 by Accolade.
The game includes full-featured[vague] graphics, sound and lights, and even "tilt" capability. The game features four simulations with varying obstacles. On the Atari ST, the flipper and back-board controls are manipulated by the mouse, but moving the mouse too much will activate the tilt sensors. Players can customize the game by changing parameters such as point scores, table slope, bumper elasticity, and the number of game balls. With the parts menu, a player can assemble a pinball machine, and can paint or decorate it with the game’s paint menu.
- Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (January 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (129): 32–42.
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