I'm just gonna blab about the pinball games I have in no particular order.
I like all of the 16 bit 'Crush' pinball games. I do wish that Alien Crush scrolled instead of flipping, but it's still great stuff. Jaki Crush is criminally unknown. Dragon's Revenge was made by Tengen to try and mimic Dragon's Fury (Devil's Crush) that they brought over. It isn't as good as the crush games, but it is still fun and can at least provide a different table to play every now and then.
Balls of Steel on the PC is a good set of 5 tables. I thought the Duke table would be too gimmicky, but it is good stuff.
Pinball of the Dead and Metroid Prime Pinball are great portables.
Super Pinball Behind the Mask on SNES seems to have decent opinions out there, but I haven't been able to get into like the Crush games. It is just missing a fun factor for me.
Kyuutenkai: Fantastic Pinball is to pinball as Parodius is to Gradius. Good stuff for a lighthearted mood.
Pro Pinball and PP Fantastic Journey have yet to grow on me for whatever reason.
Pinball Hall of Fame Williams Collection on PS2 and PS3 are really great. With the right size TV it is almost like you're really standing in front of the machines. The Gottlieb collection that came before it is nearly up to the same quality, I just don't care for the tables as they're of the older styles where you're lucky if you keep a ball in play for more than 5 seconds. I have my Xbox copy up for grabs if anyone is interested.
My copy of Pinball Construction Set on C64 got a ton of play, both actual games, and meticulously creating terrible tables.
I never owned a real copy, but I played a lot of Night Mission Pinball as well.