Dive into a new dimension of pinball excitement with Stern Pinball, Inc. and Marvel, as they unveil an unparalleled series of pinball games featuring none other than Marvel’s enigmatic and iconic character – Venom, set to unleash chaos.
Venom, the alien symbiote with a history of bonding with various hosts, including the notorious Eddie Brock, made its debut in The Amazing Spider-Man comic series in the ’80s. Endowing its hosts with superhuman strength and agility, Venom’s visually striking appearance quickly elevated it to iconic status in Marvel’s universe. Beyond comic pages, Venom has inspired a plethora of products, from action figures to apparel, collectibles, and now, an immersive pinball experience that solidifies its enduring influence on popular culture in game rooms and entertainment hubs worldwide.
Stern’s Venom pinball games thrust players into the mayhem of this antihero’s Marvel Universe, boasting a cast of over 20 characters, including Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson, Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker, and more. The gripping narrative unfolds as Venom battles his arch-nemesis Carnage, who is on a quest to collect Codices and awaken Knull, the God of the symbiotes. Players must join Venom in the fight against Carnage’s army of symbiotes and the Infected to thwart his world-domination plans.
As players take on the persona of Venom, they embark on a unique gaming journey by selecting a host at the game’s onset, dynamically altering the entire experience both physically and digitally. Vertical pinball lock symbiote containment vessels, strategically placed on either side of the playfield, intensify the action by rapidly locking and releasing balls, ensuring a constant stream of frenetic gameplay. The mechanically evolving Agro-Lab and Life Foundation pathways offer players diverse shot exploration. An interactive, custom-sculpted Carnage captive ball adds to the excitement as players bash it back into Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane. Brace for surprise Doppelganger attacks, unveiling three uplift targets that sow chaos in an instant.
Enhancing the Venom pinball experience is a stunning collection of hand-drawn comic book-style artwork by the renowned artist Jeremy Packer, also known as Zombie Yeti. The choice of host influences the gameplay’s musical backdrop, featuring a diverse selection of tracks from GRAMMY Award-winning musician Mark Tremonti.
Stern’s Venom pinball games come equipped with the award-winning Insider Connected™ system, enabling players to engage with the game and a global network of players in various ways. Through Insider Connected, players can seamlessly save their game progress with connectivity persistence, allowing anyone to evolve into an (anti)hero as they progress towards the final wizard mode, regardless of the number of attempts.
Seth Davis, President & CEO of Stern Pinball, expressed enthusiasm about the Marvel collaboration, stating, ‘Collaborating with Marvel has given us an opportunity to create this truly unique, engaging, and dynamic pinball experience inspired by Venom. The artwork and animations pop. The music rocks. And we can’t wait for fans to sink their teeth into this game-changing pinball experience and get connected today.’