Spider-Man (Stern, 2007)


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This game received 716 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.440 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Spider-Man". The group itself ranks #13 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.725

Artwork: 8.021

Sounds/Music: 7.925

Other Aspects: 8.646

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Spider-Man". The other versions are: Black Spider-Man, Spider-Man VE

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15 days ago
Spider-man is my favorite game.

Mostly, because it plays so well and almost without stops. You can for example shoot the ramps all day.

The playfield layout is one of the best I've ever seen, though I understand people, who don't like it because the game is very much based on ramps and loops.

The figures are nice too, they really look close to the characters in the Spider-man movies.

The outcalls, sounds, and music are good. Mostly because Stern has put in some custom speech by J.K. Simmons.

The sound quality is good, not excellent but good.

Every game gets repetetive after some time, but on Spider-man I haven't witnessed that yet. It still keeps me want to play another round.

When you look at most of the "animations" you'll probably have problems to spot something, but in my opinion everything else on the game looks great and so I can live with that.

Overall the game is awesome with some minor issues like the sound quality and the animations
17 days ago
Fun game, plenty of toys and fun theme
18 days ago
spider is not a bad game but it's not my cup of tea because things to do are always the same
25 days ago
One of the best games
35 days ago
has a tournamnet mode..very modern pinball
50 days ago
Solid game with great flow, maybe a tad too easy, but still very fun to play.
64 days ago
I was surprised by this one. Not being a huge Stern fan, I really enjoyed the way this game played. Of course, being a SRP game doesn't hurt! I need more time on this deck to give it a more accurate rating, but what little I did play, I really enjoyed. The open layout, the AFM center shot, the Doc Ock shot, and the fan layout works really well on this game! One of the few Sterns I feel is worthy of its position on the charts.
71 days ago
Fun game, but somewhat confusing at beginning.. The arrows kind of overlap, you believe at the beginning, and it makes it confusing to know which shots to go for etc. Otherwise a really solid, fun game. Easy to keep balls going for a while before draining, and the beginner can feel as if their shots matter when they land something, because most shots makes things happen - and for the more experienced players there are plenty of advances strategies to go for the biggest score
75 days ago
Very fun to play. Owned one for 3 years. Traded up for AC/DC Luci. Without led is very dark. Like the gimmicks. Call outs are ok. Magnet in front of Doc Ock worked when it wanted. Overall a fun game. Recommended.
77 days ago
What can really be said about SM? Possibly Sterns greatest game ever! Ritchie & Lyman absolutely nailed everything about this game, the playfield toys/mechs are simple yet so effective, due to each villain shot feeling completely different and unique, custom speech from JJ is the icing on the cake.
83 days ago
Similar layout as Star Trek (Stern, 2013). Fun game I would most likely own if I didn't have as many friends that own the game already. Solid game all around, always a blast to play.
3 months ago
great game
3 months ago
I played this on location and loved it, then I bought a huo copy and it just got old quick. It has good gameplay I couldn't stand some of the sounds and call outs. Layout was good and flow seemed good too I just got bored of it fast. Still a fun game to play once in a while but didn't last in my small collection.
5 months ago
This is a pin I would play at a location every time I go, but the "Lastability" of it as a HUO game would probably not be that long for me. The game design is ok, but wish there was better theatrics or better modes or something to keep my interest better. I like the theme and others would play it just for that. This was a "lower price" pin by todays standards, so because of that, it's ok. Maybe some extra modes can add some excitement/eye candy rewards. I like the artwork graphics, and call outs better than the VE version. Black Spidey is a little better with graphics.
6 months ago
Good game , easy game a good place on top 10
6 months ago
Great theme, OK game, terrible quality. Steve Ritchie did a nice job with the shots, but the game never really got me hooked. The audio, artwork, and art are a bit disappointing, to be honest.
7 months ago
"So nice, they made it twice."

Spider-man is a fast, fun and furious game. It's flow at it's finest.

It does get a bit repetitive at times because you have to hit 4-5 shots just to light start mode (maybe the only flaw in the game), but it's so fast that you forget all the work you're actually doing.

Rules are spectacular, allowing you to plan a strategy to get to Super Hero. I haven't yet reached it, but along the way Battle Royale is a great "mini" wizard mode, too.
7 months ago
If you like multiball, play this one. But if you are a good player this game is just getting boring too fast. Sometimes you will wish that a multiball ends because they last so long. Of course you could change that in the settings, but I guess that is not the idea. And the sound is just terrible: Quotes of the movie with screaming and repeating and awfull noises with no order or sense, and an annoying music too.
7 months ago
Decent but unengaging game. Layout is pretty boring except for the challenging Doc Ock shot. Has the usual Stern non-explanation of rules making it extremely confusing for new players. Playfield artwork is standard photoshop crap. J. Jonah Jameson's commentary is probably the the best thing about the game.
8 months ago
great game with nice flow. i prefer the look of the VE and the comic theme more. i also think black version is a waste of money. just get the original or better yet the VE if you can find one with no ghosting on the playfield. Rules are not deep at all.
8 months ago
One of Sterns Best Pinballs.Lot of Fun .Great Theme. Its Spiderman Red and Black Edition plays great.
10 months ago
Played a version on site with incandescents, thank god for LEDs...
10 months ago
This is a really fun game. There isn't anything ground breaking about it, but I always get drawn into it. I think it's the flow. The game is one of the best uses of Steve Richie's design with a strong theme that draws me in.
10 months ago
Hugely overrated. It's not awful, but it's currently FAR higher on the list than it deserves to be.
10 months ago
Without a doubt the best Stern ever made.
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