The best pinball simulator ever made its appearance in 1999: Big Race USA. (I refer to it more often as "Taxi").
When The Web made its appearance, I was amazed by its physics, its graphics, the cleverness of the layout and the fact that the play could lure you into multi-hour games. Timeshock, was too difficult to me, so I never became an addict. Then the "Taxi" came and managed to surpass everything we knew. Back then I wrote that I could not imagine how Empire could improve on BRUSA. The prophecy was, alas, going to be fulfilled.