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This game received 702 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.446 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Spider-Man". The group itself ranks #30 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.746

Artwork: 7.96

Sounds/Music: 8.026

Other Aspects: 8.67

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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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19 days ago
Played a couple of times at the newly-opened Medway Pinball Club.

People kept recommending this pin to me as an easy-to-play classic. Unfortunately, I found it really boring. The layout felt as though I’d played it before several times with a better theme laid on the top (the Sandman centre shot and ramps remind me of Medieval Madness and Attack from Mars). Achieving anything seemed to consist of making the same relatively standard shots over-and-over again.

The artwork is standard grimy movie stills from the dark age of Stern in the mid-2000s and, like other Sterns of this period, the playfield toys look like they’ve come from a McDonald’s Happy Meal.

In short, aggressively average.
3 months ago
It is Really a must keep machine for me. It was my first newer stern and i didnt expect much. The game has amazing flow and i love all the multiballs and the difficult of having to keep activating each character. I loved spiderman growing up and truly the pin outlives anything i imagined the pin to be. Great shots, great callouts unfortunately i just dont like the cabinet art and playfield art too much but the rest is 10/10 from the start of the game to the end with all the mechanisms for a 2000s machine this is a beauty
4 months ago
A great game with many great shots. High lastability, I’ve played high hundreds of games on this machine and have never owned it. If I was a big Spider-Man fan I would probably have one.

I feel like making sandman the most prominent part of the playfield was a bit of a miss. He’s the least interesting of the bad guys from the worst of the 3 movies. Green goblin might have been a better choice. The way they did the goblin is completely forgettable. There’s almost never a reason to shoot for it.

Having a center post on this game is a bit weird. Was that necessary? It’s a pretty long playing game.
5 months ago
Spiderman is a blast to play. Really nice shooter, with fairly simple, but fun rules. Love the layout and villain mechs. Callouts on the original Stern version are among the best in all of pinball. Both the movie lines and the original callouts from Jameson actor JK Simmons are excellent.

One of the best pinball machines ever made, it's only downside for me is that the rules are relatively straightforward, and you basically have the same plan of attack every time you play. So in that regard, I think the game is better in a larger collection, or on location.

But either way, every pinball player should spend some time with this one.
7 months ago
My hands get tired from playing this game just one more time! It draws you in and keeps you in by giving you just a little more each game. This is a real fun shooter and it only gets funner every time you shoot it, because you start getting better. You have to love the Steve Ritchie combos with the ramps, returns, and orbits are so satisfying and set the standard for modern pinball. The multiball is a blast and is added fun with a light show that will distract you out. Call outs are great and nothing is too repetitive. It has the classic Modes that are just fun to stack and complete - it does this so we’ll in comparison to the some of the modern multiball almost all the time games. Collection worthy pinball that will keep your interest for the long haul!
7 months ago
Great shooting pin for all ages. Fun, great shots, and great theme.
7 months ago
Sold this game a decade ago and started to want it back near immediate. Just add added it back in a week ago.
8 months ago
Excellent game. The rules are pretty easy to follow and it's fun to stack modes for a huge scoring attempt. One of the best things is the 'web swinging' by alternating shots between the two ramps. The playfield toys stand out, all of them move in some way - has a bit more going on than most modern Stern games with toys/mechs. This original (non-vault) version with the JK Simmons callouts is great. I think it adds a lot to the atmosphere/theme integration. Highly recommend for home use or location play. The only reason this isn't a 8.5+ is because of the DMD animations (poor quality), and the cabinet/plastics artwork. The playfield itself looks good.
8 months ago
Ok ill start by saying I am a Spider-man fan and have been since I was a kid. I played this pin for the first time this year at the Houston Arcade Show. I found myself going back to play it over and over again even though Godzilla, Mandalorian and a few other new pins were there. Im not a tournament player by any means and im not big on games with difficult rule sets. I found this game has a mixture of easy and hard shots and the rule set isn't hard to figure out. The toys and sounds on this pin are awesome and the original movie voices and callouts are great especially the Green Goblin laugh. I now own this game and It gets a ton of play in my line up. IMO if you want a nice Pin that has everything a new Stern premium comes with for a fraction of the cost this is a must have.

I have read a ton of reviews on movie themed pins and one thing sticks out to me, If you love the movie there is a good chance you'll love the Pin. If you hate the movie no matter how good the pin is you'll never like it or give it a fair review.
10 months ago
Decent layout. Good shooter. Definitely has the Steve Ritchie classic mech/toy in the middle ramps and loops surround symmetry.
11 months ago
Got this game very late in the Hobby. Surprised by how good it shoots. No drain monster, very fair, shoots great has flow and lots of fun..
11 months ago
One of the best pins ever made.
Had this machine few years back, sold it
bought another one. Super fun shots.
Only the dmd animations are a bit of a letdown (they should add the Vault edition ones if possible)
and the mid section of the playfield lacks some lighting.
But the call outs, and fun factor are through the roof.
Look for wear near magnet when buying one!
11 months ago
Pretty fun game that played quite well.
1 year ago
I like how the ruleset is structured. The way you can shoot any of the villains and progress them at any time. And the way you can use the Doc Ock multiballs to light locks for your other multiball. And the under-the-upper-flipper shot is always fun.
1 year ago
Nice shooting game - typical Ritchie flow; but the playfield is packed with shots- ramptastic with some excellent callouts and great music. Playfield art is so so by newer Stern standards but that wouldn’t bother me. A well balanced game but a better player might get bored or the way you progress through to the mini wizard and wizard modes- I’m not a great player but can get pretty far through the modes.
1 year ago
Seemingly repetitive gameplay
Nice looking cabinet
1 year ago
A very good stern
1 year ago
The best Spidey films were the Sam Ramai era, and this game does a fine job of capturing the energy and atmosphere of those whacky movies. Never a dull moment, the ball always has somewhere interesting to go, and the audio design keeps you engaged in the action. Mr Ritchie plays it safe with his layouts, never straying too far from his winning formula, but you'll always have fun playing them.
1 year ago
Have had this machine in my collection for 6 years. The J. K. Simmons callouts add to the game. The modes are great, too, such as the Macho Man mode. Grandkids love this game, so it will likely stay in the collection for awhile.
1 year ago
One of sterns best. Great game play. Shooter lane design does no hold up to wear as good as other stern games.
1 year ago
This pin is just okay for me. Sort of a worse version of Deadpool.
1 year ago
Very fun game. One of my favorite of all times. Great flow and fun toys.
1 year ago
fun machine although it would lack a little more rules, for the year of manufacture it is not bad
1 year ago
As my first pinball machine, this one will always be special for me. I love the variety and the rule set here. I really appreciated the depth of the game. As I got better, getting past the mini-wizard and ultimately Super Hero modes, it's very satisfying. (I just need to get to SH more often!) When you combine that with the call-outs and insults, it's really fun, particularly with new players not familiar with the game.

I feel lucky that this was my first. (Good choice on my end!)
2 years ago
Such a great flowing game. Long ball times. The doc ock shot is mesmerizing and always fun. Great family game that all ages can get in to. Battle Royale is great. I’ve never made it to super hero. Multiballs are fun and not too difficult to get, especially the first doc ock Multiball.
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