May 10, 2007- Stern Pinball, Inc. is releasing its newest pinball machine, SPIDER-MAN™. Designed by Steve Ritchie, Lyman Sheats, and the engineering staff at Stern Pinball, the pinball machine takes Spider-Man™, Spider-Man™ 2, Spider-Man™ 3 and puts them all into one fast-paced pinball machine that will excite both operators and homeowners.
In the SPIDER-MAN™ pinball machine, you are Spider-Man. Your goal is to defeat the villains from all three movies: Green Goblin from Spider-Man™, Doc Ock from Spider-Man™ 2, and Sandman and Venom from Spider-Man™ 3. There are detailed, vibrant toys of each of the four villains on the playfield with an associated shot. Defeat all four villains and experience Battle Royale!
The pinball machine offers incredible features, including: Doc Ock’s 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.
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 wanted to make a Spider-Man pinball 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!”
Kevin O’Connor created the backglass and playfield art, while Marc Schoenberg and Mark Galvez produced the cabinet art. The pinball machine has a phenomenal music and a sound package composed and adapted by David Thiel, along with over 800 speech calls. The dot matrix animations created by Mark Galvez are stunning and feature scenes from Spider-Man™, Spider-Man™ 2, and Spider-Man™ 3 movies. Earning very well and eminently collectable, SPIDER-MAN™ pinball from Stern is a solid and entertaining package that will rock the pinball universe.
The SPIDER-MAN™ pinball machine will begin shipping in May 2007.
To get your SPIDER-MAN™ pinball machine, contact your nearest Stern Pinball distributor. You can also contact Jolly Backer at 1-708-786-7039 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shelley Sax at 1-708-786-7030 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
To learn more about SPIDER-MAN 3, visit spiderman3.sonypictures.com/.
To learn more about Stern Pinball, visit www.sternpinball.com.
About Spider-Man™ 3
Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man™ 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of excitement that will transport worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights on May 4, 2007.
In Spider-Man™ 3, based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his Spider-Man suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes prideful and overconfident and he begins to neglect the ones he cares about the most. As two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution, Peter’s greatest battle is the one within himself. Spider-Man will need to rediscover the compassion that makes him who he is: a hero.
Columbia Pictures Presents A Marvel Studios/Laura Ziskin Production Spider-Man™ 3 starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Rosemary Harris, and J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Sam Raimi. The screenplay is by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent and the screen story by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The producers are Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Grant Curtis. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Joseph M. Caracciolo.
About Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Spider-Man Merchandising, LP
Spider-Man Merchandising, LP, the limited partnership comprised of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc., oversees the licensing and merchandising activities for Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man™ feature films and animated series all based on the Marvel character.