Future Pinball is the next-gen pinball simulation in 3D, completely free (as in beer), with really good graphics and real-time physics.
It's the successor of Visual Pinball.
It comes with an editor, and a lot of tables are available, including some recreations of old pinballs and some original creations (all done by the community, a list can be found at http://www.pinsimdb.org/fpreleases/).
Technically, it runs on windows XP and uses OpenGL for rendering, VBScript for table scripting.
It's a closed-source game and the authors will likely not provide linux version.
This version doesn't have a time bomb. The others past version had a time-bomb at the end of the year for the developper to be sure users always have the more recent version. The about version show 22.214.171.12491231 even if it is the 126.96.36.19901231 version.