Wizard Mode is a film that focuses on a man, who is a master at pinball, but has major challenges in the other aspects of his life. Robert Gagno has been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum since childhood, which causes some great stress in his life. At the same time, Robert wants to become the world's greatest pinball player and master the elusive "wizard mode," which is only unlocked if certain accomplishments are made.
As someone on the autistic spectrum myself, I can't help but feel empathy for the challenges that Robert Gagno faces in his life. While Wizard Mode tries very hard be optimistic and focus on Robert's achievements, there is still a sad undercurrent when it comes to the all too real challenges faced by someone on the autistic spectrum. However, Wizard Mode is by no means a depressing story and it is more about this autistic man's fight to succeed and take control of his life.