Spider-Man VE

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This game received 141 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.236 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Spider-Man". The group itself ranks #26 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.634

Artwork: 8.051

Sounds/Music: 7.534

Other Aspects: 8.476

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This game is part of a group

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

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33 days ago
A fun and fast flowy game. Shots to the Sandman can be dangerous. This is one of my wife’s favorites, so it gets a lot of play from us at our favorite pinball place. Something about it doesn’t draw me in quite as much as it does her. That said, it is a lot of fun and worth spending your credits on.
33 days ago
Spider Man has one of the best layouts ever. Amazing (Steve Richie Flow) with ramps to the left and right but is balanced by stop and go with Doc Oc shot. An Attack from Mars target wall protects the Sand Man shot until you open it up and then the Sand Man becomes a bash toy. I love the call sounds when he gets hit. Great game but I personally like the 2007 original a little better. I can't explain it but the 2007 Spidey feels and plays more solid. I usually like the animated art packages over movie clip art but I like the colors and spidey on the orignal. Play both and decide for your self. Either way, great game.
66 days ago
if you are on a budget and can only choose 1 game this is a good candidate,If you have any size collection this is a great choice.Its super fun has good play and makes me want to play again and again.some say the callouts are cheesy but in my house we love it.1 of my best buys
4 months ago
Flipper récent sur lequel j ai le plus accroché jusqu à maintenant.
Super rapide , on a pas le temps de s ennuyer!
Très addictif on en redemande en plus en Marvel manifique
9 months ago
Good flow and great comic graphics. The Ritchie flow is excellent. Fun game.
10 months ago
The VE handedly defeats the film trilogy edition of this pin. The callouts are super cheesy. That being said my kids love them and talk along with them. This game is fast and furious. The middle post is helpful while not being an overt crutch.
1 year ago
I like the VE as the best of the bunch. The artwork is killer. The gameplay is great as well with tons of shots and goals to meet.
1 year ago
This should have been the only release. not a fan of Toby Maguire so i don't need him looking at me. I have been reading Spider-man for years and this is the best out there in the comic book machines. "spiders are lit" its go time. it's a great 3 flipper game. the feel of the game is a little bit clunky and not a soft as other stern games. but still a blast to play if your a comic book fan. a must have.
2 years ago
Well, it's Stern's Spiderman. A very good solid game to say at least. Buttersmooth shots and always fun to play. I like the VE the most because it looks so nice an I really dislike the photoshopped art on the original one. The only thing that bothers me is the music. I think it is a bit repetitive and it doesn't really catch me. But that's just my personal opinion.
2 years ago
Great all around pin from Stern. Finally got one. ColorDMD a must on this title.
2 years ago
I have waited to rate the game. We have owned it for about a year - and of the 7 games we own - Spiderman might be the one that gets played the most. It is fun and can be readily picked up by newer players. The game itself is a bit basic with the Sandman being the biggest gimmick in the game, but we don't mind. I understand that it can be a bit too easy for the hardcore players, but for us, it is about right.

A couple of notes

- A color DMD really does add a lot to the game. If you are buying the game make sure you have enough $ left over to pick up the color DMD.

- The game really does look cool. The art on the VE is spot on (IMO), and the LED light show is great. It makes for a fun-looking and inviting game.

- We have had it in our collection for about a year and we have no plans on getting rid of it.
2 years ago
Great vault edition of one of the best Stern games. The VE artwork, lighting and other tweaks are welcomed improvements over the original version. As most would agree, the new callouts are the biggest weakness, especially when compared to the original. Not nearly as cheesy of callouts/voice acting as X-Men, TWD or GotG, thankfully.
2 years ago
Good relooking of a timeless classic. The little letdown is the music.
2 years ago
Good depth of rules. Theme is great and variation of shots make the game fun to play. Great pin to own.
2 years ago
Comic artwork on a pinball machine... YES! AND great gameplay!
2 years ago
I always loved the layout and gameplay of Spider-Man but usually got tired of it quickly. Smashing the all down and destroying sandman over and over for big points just got old quickly. And then I woke up, watched a couple tutorials and really discovered the nuance of the rule set and the scoring. The game flipped 180 on me and instead of chopping wood over and over on a couple of key shots for what I thought was decent points, has gone to a game where I strategically make a bunch of different shots, trying to pull in more of the modes, and more importantly, the shot multipliers on the right shots, at the right time. The rush of completing a mode and getting the right shot multiplied, and then bringing in something big is really fun and completely changes the feel and fun factor of the game. It's one of my favorite games in my collection. Anyone that previously has dismissed Spidey should take a new look at it with fresh eyes and a new way of exploring the game and ways to score on it.
2 years ago
great artwork . lots of fun simple rules spider man ve you cant go wrong
2 years ago
I really enjoy this game and can see owning it again someday. It is a great machine for entry levels players as it isn’t to difficult. The Vault edition updates the LEDs and has a timeless quality. The 3rd flipper for the Venom shot is fun and that is overall what this game is” fun”, simple straightforward rules and has great flow. I understand how great players get bored with it and I’d hope to have that problem some day! Ball times can get long and walking away with a so-so game after. 15 minutes does make you jump to another game.
2 years ago
Spider-Man is a good solid game. I really like the artwork on the vault edition, just not crazy about the sounds, callouts, and music.
2 years ago
i had this for about 6 months before i got very tired of it. needless to say, its gone. i think star trek was a much better game [got rid of that too].
2 years ago
Like Stern's movie version of "Spider-Man"? Guess what? Here it is again with a new coat of paint. This is the same exact game with a face-lift. Gone is the metallic look of the first game. In its place is a comic book version of the titular hero. Rules are pretty much the same: capture villains and become New York's hero. Everything is more colorful, though J.K. Simmons is sorely missed as J. Jonah Jameson. In his place is an actor playing Spider-Man who makes his trademark quips every five seconds ("Hey, Sandman - didn't you know stripes were OUT this year?"; "Ah...the black spider-suit...cool...and homicidal!") and that wears on you in the first few minutes of playing. Still, it's a fun game but one can't really help but feel like Stern didn't really try much here. Still, this is their best Marvel game.
3 years ago
Great comic book art style, and lighting. I really like the additions (magnet) and lighting upgrades on this edition. It really looks and plays great. Music is not great and needs to be changed, callouts are more "comic book" style and fun. Game plays very fast and action packed multiballs are great. DMD animations are some of the best out there. If you are a spider-man fan you will love this game.
3 years ago
Fun challenging games that doesn’t get old. There is enough modes and bad guys to fight to keep the game fresh and it is super multiball happy. Love the music that pays homeage to the 70s cartoon I used to watch back in the day. Great light show and the cabinet art is perfect for this game. Looks great In a collection of pins or by its own. Same layout as Star Trek and that is a good thing. It is just fun either in casual play or for serious players. Glad I picked this up and it isn’t leaving my collection.
3 years ago
love this game. Its a long player game. love the VE over the regular games because of the art work. Great game
3 years ago
I have never cared anything about any super hero characters, but this machine plays awesome! The first place I played was loud and I could not hear the machine, and all was awesome. Then I played a place that was quiet, and the callouts are geeky and repetitive. I would love to have one, I would just keep the sound way down.
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