Marvel’s Venom Is Hitting Up SDCC With A Whole New Pinball Game


A new pinball machine featuring Marvel’s Venom will be out at SDCC this year with the Venom symbiote changing the game a bit

I know it is not the news you normally hear from us here, but it is SDCC week and that means we are getting gaming from all walks of life to cover here, and this time it is for Marvel’s Venom and the new pinball machine that is on the way. A new machine from Stern Pinball that will not only highlight the character and some of the comic stories, but change things up a bit as it comes to the arcade machines. Well, unless you have the funds to buy your own Marvel’s Venom Pinball machine, then it is no longer just relegated to an arcade. That is a topic for another day and if you want to throw that disposable income our way, we would not mind holding onto that for you.

This new machine will have us looking at the role of Venom while selecting our own host. Depending on which host, the digital and physical game will alter to give a new experience. You can kind of see that in the following trailers for the game where we see different levels and areas activate on the machine after selecting the character we want. Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson, Gwen Stacy, and Miles Morales are a few that we will have to select from among all of the other symbiotes that cause trouble for Venom in the various stories from over the years. Including the famous Carnage, even if he seems to be more of the antagonist when all is said and done with the story coming in the pinball fun.

While knocking all of the balls around with Venom here, we will get to see how everyone is teaming up to try to stop Carnage from waking Knull and thus destroying the universe in the mix. Something that sounds like it would be hard to track, but there is the Insider Connected system that will be in the mix for the Venom pinball game. A system that will track your progress via a smart app and then allow you to share your scores and accomplishments with others in the community. These machines sure have gone through some leaps and bounds since the days of yore, have they not? Have a gander and see what is here and what you could also look at if you happen to be out at SDCC this week.

Marvel’s Venom Pinball — Game Trailer

Stern Pinball, Inc. and Marvel are collaborating to debut an all-new line of pinball games featuring one of Marvel’s most – who’s ready to wreak havoc. Venom pinball games are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.

Venom, an alien symbiote that bonds with various hosts, including former Spider-Man antagonist Eddie Brock, first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series in the ’80s. The symbiote gives its host superhuman strength and agility, providing creative and versatile powers out of its material. With its unique and visually striking appearance, Venom quickly became one of Marvel’s most recognizable and popular characters. Venom has been an inspiration for numerous products including: action figures, apparel, collectibles, and now pinball - cementing its continual influence on popular culture in game rooms and entertainment locations worldwide.

Stern’s Venom pinball games will immerse players into the mayhem of this antihero’s Marvel Universe, featuring more than 20 characters including: Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson, Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker, Black Suit Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Riot, Agony, Lasher, Phage, Doppelganger, Venomized Hulk, Venomized Wolverine, and Venomized Captain America. Venom’s arch-enemy Carnage is collecting Codices to awaken Knull, the God of the symbiotes. Venom must stop Carnage by battling through his army of symbiotes and the Infected to prevent him from taking over the world.

Playing as Venom, gamers will select a host to bond with at the start of each game, altering the entire gaming experience both physically and digitally. Vertical pinball lock symbiote containment vessels located on both sides of the playfield lock and quickly release balls for constant frenetic action as players explore shots through the mechanically changing Agro-Lab and Life Foundation pathways. Players will bash an interactive, custom-sculpted Carnage captive ball back into Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane. Additionally, a surprise Doppelganger attack can swing into action at a moment’s notice, unveiling three uplift targets wreaking chaos.

Canvassing the Venom pinball game experience is a collection of hand-drawn comic book-style artwork by renowned artist, Jeremy Packer (AKA Zombie Yeti). Depending on which host you choose, players will hear a variety of different styles of music throughout gameplay, including over a dozen music tracks from GRAMMY Award-winning musician Mark Tremonti.

Venom pinball games include Stern’s award-winning Insider Connected system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in a variety of ways. Through Insider Connected, players will be able to save their game progress through connectivity persistence, allowing anyone to become an (anti)hero as you advance through the game to reach the final wizard mode at the end, no matter how many tries it might take.

In addition, Insider Connected allows players to track progress, earn new game-specific achievements, engage with the player community, and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests. Insider Connected also provides an operator-focused toolset to drive location play through Location Leaderboards, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely, and maintain the games.

Limited to 1,000 games globally, the highly collectible Limited Edition model includes a Venom vs. Carnage-inspired full-color mirrored backglass, full-color high-definition reflective foil decal cabinet artwork, custom high gloss Venom-inspired “goo” powder-coated pinball armor, a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stern President & CEO Seth Davis.

Marvel’s Venom Pinball — Choose Your Host…Change The Game

What are your thoughts on Venom getting his own pinball machine and would you ever want to own it for your home? Will it be interesting to be able to share all of your data in this way so you can see the story as well as show it off to your friends? How different will each character make the machine and will there be more than just a few elements that light up or can be hit in the game? Swing on down to the comment section and discuss all of that as you so wish to do. We are going to be checking out the Venom pinball out at SDCC, so be sure to come back and see just what we thought about all of that during and after the show.