Spider-Man (Stern, 2007)


Total rating

This game got 985 approved ratings and currently scores 8.381 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #16 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.63

Artwork: 8.017

Sounds/Music: 7.906

Other Aspects: 8.576

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There are multiple version of this game

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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19 days ago
Solid game with great flow, maybe a tad too easy, but still very fun to play.
34 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.
40 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
44 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.
46 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.
53 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.
79 days ago
great game
81 days 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.
4 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.
4 months ago
Good game , easy game a good place on top 10
5 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
7 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.
7 months ago
One of Sterns Best Pinballs.Lot of Fun .Great Theme. Its Spiderman Red and Black Edition plays great.
9 months ago
Played a version on site with incandescents, thank god for LEDs...
9 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.
9 months ago
Hugely overrated. It's not awful, but it's currently FAR higher on the list than it deserves to be.
9 months ago
Without a doubt the best Stern ever made.
10 months ago
I'm a fan so this pinball is huge!good flow good gameplay all is fine on this pinball and above of all spider man...
10 months ago
One of modern Stern's "savior titles" from the pinball drought of the mid 2000s.
If it was not for this game, LOTR, and TSPP, Stern might not still be making machines.
Very well playing game with smooth ball flow.
Overall modes, ruleset, and game play are excellent.
The game has enough depth for experienced players to come back and continuing playing, and easy enough for new players to just bat the ball around and enjoy.
This game actually set the standard in terms of Stern's pinball design "layout" until this day, meaning two flippers, two ramps fan layout, bash toy, 3 bank target, magnet use, etc.
Music and speech is average.
DMD animations average.
Artwork is average, plastics are poor images, especially the slingshots.
A worthwhile addition to any pinball collection, especially if you can find a SM Black with its real backglass and side armor.
11 months ago
This is a top tier pinball machine that has some of the best flow out there. Spider-man is a timeless character and the movie trilogy that this pin is based on, while not perfect, does justice to the character. The custom call outs from JK Simmons are entertaining and really add to the theme. The art package is very good and overall this is a great looking machine.

From a gameplay perspective, this game gets almost everything right. The playfield is balanced perfectly with fast ramps and lots of good shots to hit from all 3 flippers. The rules are deep enough to keep it interesting, but they're not overly complicated. The wizard modes are very entertaining and they're not out of reach to most players with a little practice.

On the negative side, the dots on this pin are a bit of a letdown. Digitized full motion video just doesn't look good on a low resolution DMD and many of the animations are hard to make out. Also, games can be a bit longer than average for great players. However, there are always adjustments that can be made to counteract long ball times. All in all, this is a super fun pinball machine that's easily in my top 5.
1 year ago
Spider-Man is a cool game with a ton of shots, including a very satisfying side ramp. I can't get enough bashing Venom. I don't see in it what others do, it's an above average Stern with some very ugly playfield art and decent rules. I hate live action red DMD clips and SM is at the forefront of that too. Ball times tend to be too long for my taste too.
1 year ago
i have only played s.m 15-20 times,cant find one close on location,i think stern did a great job with this one,similar to some other playfields as we know but has everything we love about pinball great flow, fast play,good sounds, easy to learn,3ramps 3flippers ..very very fun to play,it does have a play it again feel,i want one... but it still didnt make me have to have one ,im sure it will probly be the nxt pin i buy im jus hoping to put more hrs on one to help me pull the trigger,it is nice to look at and i think is the best action hero pin out there!! dont pass up a chance to play one!!!
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