Ah, my favorite childhood memories
I was always especially fond of Pinball games and I've developed a keen eye regarding these games - I can quickly recognize a good pinball game from a bad one. Without a doubt, Pinball Mania is the best one I have ever played (with Pinball Dreams being a close runner up). The fact that the game came along with the Windows XP operational system tells a lot about the quality of the game. There is only one board on this game but it's still very fun and extremely addictive - I've lost count of the many hours I spent playing this game over and over again. The premise of the game is that you're a pilot and have to go an various space missions. The harder the mission, the bigger the reward! The physics of the game is fantastic - you can perfectly calculate the angle the ball has to be to hit it with the flippers to make it shoot wherever you want. The moves can be perfected down to the least detaild. Playing this game really is a nostalgic experience and makes me remember the times when games were as fun as they were simple. The graphics of this game are fabulous and the game has fantastic sound effects. There is hardly a person that hasn't played the game on his XP powered PC and even those who haven't, definitely should.