The obvious ones are Pinball Dreams, Fantasies and Illusions. These started out on Amiga but supported some odd hi-res mode on PC so there is an argument that in this case it isn’t better on Amiga.
The first 3 Pro Pinball games came out for DOS. These were super-polished one table games which had support for very high (for the time) resolutions. These are the pinnacle of DOS pinball as far as I’m concerned.
There is also Epic Pinball which came out with a few different variations and names. I always saw it as a bit of a poor man’s Pinball Fantasies/Dreams personally but I’m probably in the minority.
You wouldn’t go wrong with any of the above. I’m struggling beyond those. There is the Pinball Construction Set if you want to go really old school – I don’t necessarily recommend it these days. There was another in full 3D called Tilt published by Virgin that I vaguely remember playing the demo for. It looked like it could be OK from the little I recall.
I really love the idea of pinball games and pinball in general although the gameplay mechanics for each table usually allude me. Looking forward to following this for other suggestions and the eventual podcast! 🙂
I remember playing an EGA game similar to ,a href=”https://archive.org/details/SillyMasterBlasterPinballConstructionSet1985AnonymousAction”>Silly Master Blaster pinball but I don’t think it was it, but it was a long time ago. Ran off pin.exe and I think at least once I del *.* in c:\ and got rid of command.com trying to delete it when I got annoyed…….