The early 80s games are some of the best pins ever made in any era. They have the artwork, gameplay, and themes which stand the test of time. Ball times are short and shot accuracy is key.
EBD- Classic game.. Set the bar for years to come. Knocking down the racks to build bonus which carries over is a rush. Actually, maxxing out the bonus and playfield multipliers for 840K is very difficult to do. I have yet to do it on my game.
FG- Does have ramps but does not have MB. The hardest early SS in my opinion. The game is beautiful and extremely frustrating to play as it will kick you in the balls over and over. The times it does give out a good game hooks you on it forever. Getting the 5X playfield going is very tough and rewarding. The strobe in the backglass is awesome.
Centaur- I know has MB. But the way you add MBs to the table by making shots in order is so original and satisfying. One of the best pinballs of all time.
Fathom- 2 and 3 ball MB for big bonus. Beautiful art package. Great spinner sound effects.
Those are just Ballys. Stern had Meteor and Seawitch. Gottlieb had HH and BH. The 8 I just mentioned would make one hell of a lineup in a gameroom. Unfortunately, I only have a few of them.