Spider-Man (pinball)

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.

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ManufacturerStern Pinball / Steve Ritchie Productions
Release dateJune 2007
SystemStern S.A.M. System
DesignSteve Ritchie
ProgrammingLyman Sheats
ArtworkKevin O'Connor, Mark Galvez, Margaret Hudson, Marc Schoenberg
MechanicsJohn Rotharmel, Mike Redoble, Rob Blakeman
MusicDave Thiel
SoundDave Thiel

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 detailsEdit

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 three-bank at the center of the playfield; and much 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 dimensionsEdit

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

Unboxed dimensionsEdit

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


  2. ^ Game Details
  3. ^ Spider-Man Playfield Shot Map #1
  4. ^ Spider-Man Playfield Shot Map #2
  5. ^ Spider-Man Playfield Shot Map #3
  6. ^ Spider-Man Playfield Shot Map #4
  7. ^ Steve Ritchie says, “Many hours have gone into the making of SPIDER-MAN pinball machine. Lyman Sheats has created a set of elegant yet simple rules that anyone can learn in a few plays. SPIDER-MAN pinball is a game of speed, flow and constant action and excitement. Lyman and I have always wanted to make a SPIDER-MAN pinball game since forever, and it contains the best work and ideas of many people who work at Stern Pinball. We are extremely pleased with the results, and we think you will be, too!”

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