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Pinside rating

This game received 678 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.492 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Spider-Man". The group itself ranks #19 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.785

Artwork: 8.045

Sounds/Music: 8.017

Other Aspects: 8.697

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This game is part of a group

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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5 months ago
I don't get it. It's fun to do a few combos and stuff but most of the modes are too hard in the time limits and the multiballs are uninspiring and unrewarding, it seems that experts only use them to have a better chance of finishing the modes. The villains are mostly just a case of hitting the same thing over and over. Yes, it has multipliers and scoring strategies if you can be bothered to work that hard. Not a terrible game but really disappointing after all the hype.
5 months ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 8 - high

* Dr Ock shot strangely satisfying
* Normal Steve Ritchie flow in all the ramp & orbit shots feels very smooth and satisfying
* Nice homage to Attack From Mars with the Center target bank and shots to the Sandman
* Love the call outs from JK Simmons
* Multiballs easy to achieve which is good for beginners

* Long ball times might not suit everybody
* Poor looking animations without the color dmd
* Rinse repeat style modes with the villains

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* This title really benefits from color dmd as animations are hard to make out on a standard dmd
* Colored web pieces from Fabrication Unlimited a nice touch
* Alternate slingshot plastics
* Spidey shooter rod from Mezel Mods

What To Look For When Buying
* Condition of the ramps, particularly the right one
* Wear at the drop spot from Sandman scoop
* Wear around the Dr Ock magnet
* Sandman plastic commonly broken
5 months ago
I owned this for about 6 months. Decent pin as evidenced by its ciurrent top 20 Pinside rating. For whatever reason, however, I just never could get into it. Maybe it was the theme as I liked but didn’t love the movies this pin is based on.

Music is decent and there are some cool villain toys like Doc Ock, Sandman, and the Green Goblin. At times, the game kind of felt redundant and that you are chopping wood just bashing villains over and over again, though.

In the end, I just had to sell a game to clear up space and funds for an incoming Stern Jurassic Park and SM didn’t make the cut.
6 months ago
Not too bad of a game. It still has that slight processed Stern feel, but very subdued. Great for what it’s worth.
7 months ago
My first pin I ever purchased, all others after will always be compared. This machine is amazing, will never leave my collection and gets played almost daily
8 months ago
Nice pin with a lot of toys. I wish there were more variation, but it is certainly worthy.
8 months ago
Finally got to spend some time with this game and I’m just blown away! The playfield design, toys, rules, sound, music, lighting and theme integration make for probably the most exhilarating game of pinball there is! Fast and fun to shoot! Easy for casual players to make things happen and tough for great player to master. The repetitive Villain modes can be a bit tiresome and feel a bit woodchoopy, but the other modes and the combos keep things from getting too monotonous. Dmd animations are tough to see unless you add the color dmd and the photoshopped movie art is pretty lame, but hardly noticeable when you are ripping those combos and all of the fun shots. Venom side ramp feels great. Doc Ock events alone are worth the price of admission. One of the most show stopping moments in pinball. Just mesmerizing every time. The power of the sun in the palm of my hand indeed!!!!

Update: After a few months I have to update a few things on the negative side. Had to drop a point on rules and layout.

1. The spider sense lane is very inconsistent and often hits the top of the right sling and bounces to the right outlane. Even after a thorough leveling it continues to do this.

2. If you have a multiball running (or stacked multiballs, where this problem is worse) while playing some of the modes, it’s next to impossible to tell what shots you need to make to complete the mode.

3. The lack of any actual info on the info screen is maddening. No way to know how many balls are locked and would help to fix the problem in #2.
9 months ago
Real lastibility, particularly in a collection. Loads of mods available. Great game!
10 months ago
This is a very fun game. This is one of my favorite Steve Ritchie games. This game is a lot like Star Trek. The shots are not to difficult on this game except for the shot under the upper flipper. I love the callouts by J. Jonah Jameson. Sandman is a fun shot. Bank bust is a fun mode. Getting to super hero is always very satisfying.
1 year ago
I love this pin! The play is smooth and fun! And the call outs are one of the best! Go JJ go!
1 year ago
Ive owned this pin twice before adding it a third time and the reason being was i sold for the next new shiny thing. What I realized was the pin is the perfect intergraded theme and fun factor it just doesn’t get any better.
1 year ago
Fast, fun and addicting! Everything you want in a Steve Ritchie pin. Sold the game once before and I’m constantly checking prices to add it back. 2007 plays a little faster then the VA imo.
1 year ago
This is a great game and deserves its spot... Unlike a few of the top ranked games here cause of new ness, Spidey stands the test of time! Definitely some things could have been better but it's now a 13 year old game, compared to its peers its solid. This game must have owned when it was released. Just ordered a color dmd, can't wait!
1 year ago
Not sure what everyone sees in this game. News flash spider Man sucks! Not the worst game but to me there was only four modes. No variation in the modes.
1 year ago
Spiderman is a keeper. Its rules are difficult but easy to remember. Game play is excellent and challenging! This game is challenging and fun! Lots of great shots and great integration of the spiderman movies!
1 year ago
This is a fun pin. After playing it and the black edition, I'm not really sure what the differences are. I wasn't blown away playing either as I'd hope to be from playing a Spider Man pin (he is one of the coolest superheroes ever), but I had enough fun to look forward to playing some more. Battling Venom is such a let down thanks to how horrible they portrayed the character in the third movie, but I can't hold that against the pin, which had nothing to do with third movie being awful.
1 year ago
I have played this game so much on location and I eventually bought the game from the operator. What a game, truly one of the best.
1 year ago
Nice playing machine, nice theme, good layout, harder than expected. A better than average Stern.
1 year ago
A real entertaining game. Unlike many other people I do have a problem with the general design and looks of many modern Stern games. Ugly cheap-looking plastic figures on the playfield and a general comic-book apperance to many of the playfields that just don't spell beauty the same way that many Bally´s did in the nineties. Yep, I know this is comic hero Spider Man - but I would for instance prefer some real "art" to the sling shot plastics instead of a printed picture of the movie actors. Same thing with the apron art. This is where the shine of the game with easy improvements could have been so much better. On the other hand, this leaves great alternatives for those modding their machines.

So I started playing with some slight disliking already based on its looks. Well - this table is so damn good that those cosmetic flaws are ignored immediately because of the speed and variety that this game offers. This is one good example where I fully understand why this pinball is ranked so high and popular in tournaments. This table really commands your attention during play and keeps the excitement on top !

Highly recommended and definitively a splendid choice for a premium action-style pinball in a small home collection.
1 year ago
Great game for families as it's pretty forgiving with the center pin. Take that out and open up the outlanes and it could be very challenging. Super deep on strategy. Good luck getting superhero mode. Doc Ock shot is awesome. Busting out combos between the ramps and is equally awesome. Excellent flow, but can be start/stop if you're looking to go deep in the game. If you're a spider-man fan, you really can't go wrong here.

Update after a year and a half of ownership: My favorite pin. It really has everything. I've bought, sold and traded a bunch more pins since I've got my Spider-man but never even thought about selling it. It's forgiving to beginners, but deep for the experienced and has tons of flow. Rules are approachable. New players like it, kids like it. The callouts and music never get old. It's a shame it's not in the top 10 anymore on pinside. I really just think it's because people are following the new shiny object (of which I have a few). It's perfect. Whenever I want a true "pinball experience" I set aside an hour and play Spider-man.
1 year ago
Great semi-three ramp layout with a motorized target bank and fast gameplay. Good ruleset with a hard to achieve wizard mode.
1 year ago
One of stern best. All around good pin for the pros or beginners. Only complaint is the dmd animation they tried to make look like video is weaker but benefits from a color display.
2 years ago
I'm shocked at how poorly I rated this game. I try to like something about everyone I play. Maybe it was worn down machine, but the game play was terrible. The toys were not interesting to me (though the theme is ok...not really my thing, but Spider-Man is always cool) I think I walked away with more to go, and would skip this machine edit: I went to the same place and tried it again because I wanted to give it another chance. There were 5 credits on it already. I played two balls and walked away.
2 years ago
I prefer the original to the VE. The VE did make some upgrades...that I wish the original had. However, the callouts are waaaaay better on the original. This game has great flow, not many brick shots, and a deep rule set. The colors are great, and prefer this to the Black LE version. It doesn't feel repetitive....ball times can be a little long. Great game!
2 years ago
Fun game. Feels like an updated version of AFM, which is obv an all time classic. Shoots really well, very satisfying. Good layout, like the modes, fun theme. Really good game.
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