Spider-Man

Pinside rating

This game received 702 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.461 /10

8.461

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Spider-Man". The group itself ranks #24 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.76

Artwork: 7.987

Sounds/Music: 8.004

Other Aspects: 8.673


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8.953

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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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8.896/10
17 days 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.
8.752/10
55 days 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.
6.559/10
5 months ago
Seemingly repetitive gameplay
Nice looking cabinet
9.200/10
6 months ago
A very good stern
8.988/10
6 months 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.
9.060/10
8 months 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.
8.860/10
8 months ago
One of sterns best. Great game play. Shooter lane design does no hold up to wear as good as other stern games.
7.772/10
9 months ago
This pin is just okay for me. Sort of a worse version of Deadpool.
8.456/10
9 months ago
Very fun game. One of my favorite of all times. Great flow and fun toys.
6.885/10
10 months ago
fun machine although it would lack a little more rules, for the year of manufacture it is not bad
9.260/10
10 months 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!)
8.140/10
1 year 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.
7.920/10
1 year ago
Super fun game to play. I bought one the minute I played it at expo years ago. I could easily have kept it forever had I had the space/budget for all the games I ever liked. The flow of this machine is mind boggling and the shots just feel good. A little repetitive shooting sandman but, all in all it's pure fun to play.
6.888/10
1 year 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.
8.276/10
1 year 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

Pro's:
* 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

Cons:
* 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
7.095/10
1 year 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.
9.160/10
1 year 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
8.000/10
1 year ago
Nice pin with a lot of toys. I wish there were more variation, but it is certainly worthy.
9.280/10
1 year 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.
9.380/10
1 year ago
Real lastibility, particularly in a collection. Loads of mods available. Great game!
9.500/10
1 year 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.
9.853/10
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!
9.760/10
2 years 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.
7.413/10
2 years ago
I always had fun playing this game on location, so I was excited to get one at home. After a month I became a bit bored of it. I think the rules are a bit too thin and I had no desire to play any of the modes. After getting to Super Hero, I barely turned it on again, so it was time to let it go. Although the game was not a fit for me, I do think this is an excellent game for people being introduced to pinball, or for this that just play casually and don't really care about depth in games. Smooth and fast flow on this one, but just not a keeper for me.
8.483/10
2 years 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.
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