Special 'Vault Edition' comic-themed relaunch of the iconic Spider-Man pinball machine.
Originally launched in 2007, Stern’s Spider-Man was a sensational machine that set flippers flapping throughout the pinball community. Designed by Steve Ritchie, it was based on the popular film franchise of the time and pitched players against some of the greatest villains in the Marvel universe on a feature-rich, dynamic playfield. Fans loved it, and it’s become one of the most sought-after Stern pinball machines ever.
For 2016, Stern has revamped the machine and based the Vault Edition directly on the original Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series, instead of the films. All-new artwork by Mark Bagley transports this game directly into the Marvel universe, and the DMD animations are now based on the comics, too. New sound effects, vocal samples and two new music tracks complement the original music score.
The gameplay remains much the same as the celebrated 2007 machine – fast, intense and spider-silk smooth. Players must go head-to-head with some of the baddest villains from the Marvel universe. Defeat the Green Goblin by hitting his Pumpkin Bomb stand-up targets, or go for Venom’s two large ramps and attack the symbiote’s spinner to boost your score. The enormous Sandman in the centre of the playfield can only be attacked once you’ve dropped the three-bank in front. Defeat him to access the saucer beneath, and evade Doc Ock’s magnet while striking his targets with Multiballs for victory. Once you’ve beaten all four villains, you will enter the four-ball Multiball Battle Royale mode.
The game modes have been altered to better reflect the comic book storylines, whilst LED lighting gives the Vault Edition a lurid comic-style glow. Key areas on the playfield have been reinforced and modified for better durability. The villain figures are also new, modelled to resemble the original characters from the comics, rather than the films.