I'm not just talking about the kind of pinball that comes with Windows (you know, the Space Cadet table), but actual pinball machines and pinball "sims" like the Farsight Pinball Hall of Fame collections and more recently, The Pinball Arcade. I've played about 4 or 5 tables for real and several via sims, and I find it as enjoyable as a good video game. Here are some of my favorite tables:
- Medieval Madness: One of the BEST Williams tables ever, hilarious soundbites ("They took our shrubbery!") and some interesting table mechanics.
- TX-Sector: Old Gottlieb table from the late 80s, "teleporting" ball mechanic, great music and sound.
- Black Knight 2000: Update of the Black Knight table with a FANTASTIC theme song (look it up, it's just awesome) and some Mortal Kombat guys did work on it too!
- Jack*Bot: Part of Williams' Pin*Bot series of tables, themed after a casino. Expect to see scores in the billions on your first ball if you're good!
- Stargate: Shoot the pyramid!
- Tommy: Based off the musical/movie, has a pretty nice rendition of the "Pinball Wizard" song and some cool features.
- Doctor Who: It's not based off the newer Who series, but that doesn't keep it from being fun. The multiball has you attacking Daleks for the jackpot!