Comic Book Pinball Machines
Comic books are a lot like pinball in that they have made a resurgence in the last few years. Whether it’s the need to ditch all this technology, or just a desire for something a bit more analog, People have gone back to comics and pins.
Below are some of our favorite comic book pinball machines.
Spiderman | Stern
One of Marvel’s most popular characters, Spider man gets his powers when Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider. He find that he has super strength, heightened reflexes and the self proclaimed duty to help those in need. In this pinball machine, you join Spiderman and attempt to stop Doc Ock, Sandman, Venom, and the Green Goblin from ruining New York.
This game was so popular that Stern even released a Vault Edition of this game with many quality of life improvements and updated artwork.
Deadpool | Stern
Deadpool is a very fun game based on the marvel comic. Stern ditched the Ryan Reynolds style with this one. They even made their own 8-bit style animations for the majority of what you see on the screen. It’s a callback to a lot of vintage tech and nostalgia, but it makes for an awesome game experience.
Flash Gordon | Bally
Kids today might not know the name Flash Gordon, but many pinball enthusiasts are quite fond of this game. This game was also extremely inventive at the time. It is able to claim two big firsts that you would see in any pinball machine today. These firsts are having split level playfield design and dialogue. Many games today will talk to the players, but Flash Gordon was the first production model that spoke. Bally’s prototype KISS did have speech earlier, but it was dropped from the final game.
Avengers | Stern Pinball
Just like in the newest films, The Avengers assemble to fight evil. Loki is trying to stir up some trouble, so you have to help Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye to defeat him. This cabinet features a custom molded Hulk figuring that twists and smashes during gameplay.
Batman ‘66 | Stern Pinball
Batman tells the story of a boy who’s father and mother are murdered by a petty criminal. What the criminal may not have counted on was that the couple he murdered were loaded and the boy he left vowed to bring him to justice. That young boy grows up to protect Gotham City’s most vulnerable. It certainly doesn’t help that Catwoman, Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and of course The Joker are all trying to get rid of him. Help Batman and Robin Thwart these villains and more in this campy, fun-filled pinball machine.