Spider-Man (pinball)

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Manufacturer Stern Pinball / Steve Ritchie Productions
Release date June 2007
System Stern S.A.M. System
Design Steve Ritchie
Programming Lyman Sheats
Artwork Kevin O'Connor, Mark Galvez, Margaret Hudson, Marc Schoenberg
Mechanics John Rotharmel, Mike Redoble, Rob Blakeman
Music Dave Thiel
Sound Dave Thiel

Spider-Man is a pinball machine designed by Steve Ritchie and manufactured by Stern Pinball that was first released in June 2007. The table encompasses all three films in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, which in turn were based on the prior comics and television series.

In 2016, the game was remanufactured as part of its "Vault" series of re-releases, this time with all the movie elements of the machine replaced with an Ultimate Spider-Man-based theme.[1]

Game details[edit]

The goal of the table[2] is to defeat the villains from all three movies: Green Goblin from Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2, Sandman and Venom from Spider-Man 3. Once the player defeats all four villains, they'll have a chances to experience Battle Royale.


There are detailed, vibrant toys of each of the four villains on the playfield[3][4][5][6] with an associated shot:

  • Doctor Octopus' magnet that simulates a "Fusion Malfunction" by holding the ball.
  • Green Goblin hovering on his glider above Pumpkin Bomb targets.
  • Venom's ramp that quickly feeds the ball back to the left flipper.
  • Sandman's whirlwind of targets and a motor 3-bank at the center of the playfield; and a whole lot of amazing multi-ball action.

J. K. Simmons, the actor who played J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films, also recorded additional lines of custom speech appropriate for the pinball game, such as "Extra ball", "Jackpot", and "Hey, kid, you just won a free game."


This machine is designed by Steve Ritchie[7] and programmed by Lyman Sheats.


Boxed dimensions[edit]

H: 56"; W: 31"; D: 31"; 275 lb (125 kg).

Unboxed dimensions[edit]

H: 75.5"; W: 27"; D: 55"; 250 lb (110 kg).


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