Video Game: Spider-Man (Zen Studios)
Spider-Man is a Digital Pinball Table released in 2010 by Zen Studios for their Pinball FX and Zen Pinball frameworks. As Spider-Man, the player must face off against four of his enemies: Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, Mysterio, and J. Jonah Jameson. Challenge each villain by activating their mission, then defeat all four of them to activate Clone Chaos multiball.Unlike most other Zen Studio pinball tables, Spider-Man is not available for some of the Zen Pinball frameworks due to licensing issues between Marvel Comics and Sony. Instead, on those platforms, the table is only available from a dedicated "Marvel Pinball" app, while the Nintendo 3DS Marvel Pinball set replaces it with the one themed on Fantastic Four. Then again, many players consider the table to be one of the easiest ones in Zen's stable, as it is fairly easy to light kickbacks and get extra balls just by repeatedly hitting a few loops.
The Spider-Man pinball game demonstrates the following tropes:
- Adaptational Villainy: J. Jonah Jameson is usually just a nuisance for Spider-Man, but gets elevated to full (albeit minor) villainy here.
- Advancing Boss of Doom: Dr. Octopus, who advances down the playfield and can only be repelled by shooting the webslings.
- Fun with Acronyms: The SPIDEY Spelling Bonus, which spells "Spectacular Score", "Perfect Ball Saver", "Incredible Jumps", "Deluxe Web Shooters", "Enhanced Strength", and "Yeah! Extra Ball!"
- Hoist by His Own Petard: You defeat the Green Goblin by hitting him with his own Pumpkin Pinball.
- Interface Screw: The Mysterio mission starts with him releasing hallucinogenic gas, which causes your flipper buttons to activate the opposite flippers.
- Screwed by the Lawyers: Can be invoked for players who already own Zen Pinball and have to get Marvel Pinball just for this table.
- Spelling Bonus: SPIDEY advances towards an extra ball, while THWIP lights the kickbacks and ball saver.
- Take That Player: Spidey quips if you drain a ball too early.Spider-Man: "Well, that wasn't very spectacular... or amazing."
- Villain Teleportation: Mysterio teleports around the table during his mission.
- Wizard Mode: "Clone Chaos", which is available after beating each villain at least once. After locking 3 balls into the Hideout, a four-ball multiball frenzy will activate where all targets are lit for maximum points.
- Zero-Effort Boss: J. Jonah Jameson, who is defeated by shooting the right orbit within 10 seconds.