Microsoft Pinball Arcade is a collection of seven licensed tables that represent the evolution of pinball in America from 1931 to 1992, from Baffle Ball, the first pinball prototype, to Humpty Dumpty, the first table with flippers, and Haunted House, the first triple-decker table. A solid physics model and realistic graphics make for a good simulation of pinball on your PC.
In the demo version, you can only play Haunted House--register to get the other tables.
I'm old fan of pinball games and this by far is the most authentic I've seen yet. If you know of anymore that look and feel as authentic as this, please let me know, I'd like giving it a try if available. But don't send me on a wild goose chase for Microsoft has one helluva good game here.
For anyone interested in an easy and fun pinball game, this is it. It may not have every details in a pinball machine, but it sure have the basics. Since it only requires less than 5MB of hard drive space, why not download it and see for yourself.