Stern Pinball unleashes carnage with details about the new Venom Pinball Machine

Stern Pinball’s Venom Pinball Machine debuts new details about three versions of the brand-new silver ball gaming experience.

Last Updated on August 3, 2023

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Stern Pinball is about to unleash carnage at San Diego Comic-Con by allowing fans to bond with the gaming company’s new Venom Pinball Machine! The silver ball wizards teased the new table last week, but now we’re getting fresh information about the game, available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

Courtesy of Stern Pinball‘s official website and press release:

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 they 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. Registration for Insider Connected is available at

Stern Pinball’s Venom Pinball Machine is available in three different versions, each available to collectors and pinball enthusiasts at varying prices: Pro Edition ($US 6,999), Premium Edition ($US 9,699), and Limited Edition ($US 12,999).

The new Venom pinball games will make their first appearance at Stern Pinball’s official booth (#3721) and at the beloved Stern Pop-up Arcade at the Marriott Marquis, July 19 – 23rd.

What do you think of Stern Pinball’s new Venom Pinball Machine? The game has plenty of surprises in store for fans of the classic Spider-Man villain, with stunning artwork, killer sound design, and strategic gameplay! If you’re at SDCC this weekend, stop by the Stern Pinball section of the con, then tell us about your experience!

Source: Stern Pinball

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.