Bond with your favourite alien symbiote and create a games room adventure like no other! Stern Pinball's latest brand partnership sees the Marvel Comics legend Venom combined with the latest in pinball gaming technology. Venom is the symbiotic entity who can combine with other Marvel characters and create special powers - and in this unique machine, the gameplay reflects this amazing ability!
When you start the game, you can choose from four potential main hosts to combine with, including Eddie Brock, Peter Parker, Riot and more. The choice you make affects the game, with in-game music, modes and more all customised for each host character. And even the playfield itself changes, with shot adjustments, target changes and scoring adjustments, so each host provides a very different game indeed!
You play as Venom, and your mission? Save the world! Your arch-enemy Carnage is planning to awaken Knull, the god of the symbiotes. And you must stop him! Take the fight to his symbiote army and defeat them before they take over the planet. Use the impressively fast playfield to your best advantage, choosing targets and scorers carefully to build your points, unlock special features and access the various Wizard and Boss game modes. Defeat the final Wizard mode to win!
Enter a playfield packed with targets, toys and models, all interactive and with a deep ruleset, so there's plenty to learn. Try the Life Foundation and Agro Lab special shots, which alter the playfield and give you various options and pathways. There are four ramps to use - Left, Centre, 180 Loop and Right - and even an exciting bi-directional U-Turn loop. The custom 3D Doppleganger sculpture features a Surprise Attack mechanism, which reveals uplift targets. And on both sides of the playfield there are symbiote containment ball stacker locks for faster ball returns. Added to all of this are special models like the Bell Tower (with real bell!), a Sneaky Hideout drop, high-speed wireframes, stand-ups, pop bumpers, orbit lanes and so much more.
The ruleset is deep and designed to offer lots of longevity. You'll be able to access six different modes with Multiball feature, plus other modes like Standard, Cooperation, Impossible Play, Monster Play and Team Play. As you build your score and learn where to shoot, you'll unlock further special features and move through the game's progressive goal-based story. Defeat four Minor Bosses, two Major Bosses and then enter the Wizard Modes - Mini Wizard, Wizard and Grand Wizard!
Running in the background is the Speed Run timer feature. This monitors your game and checks you against the clock to see how fast you can complete it. With Stern's unique Insider Connected technology already built in, you can share high scores, access new features and even save your level completion, carrying it over to your next game. It also allows access to new hosts, giving your game even more long-term appeal. Build your score over time and eventually, maybe, you'll reach the Final Boss - the ultimate Venom pinball challenge!
If the game sounds awesome, then wait til you see what it's wrapped in! The cabinet is artfully decorated by Zombie Yeti with comic book graphics and beautiful illustrations. Even the translite is a work of comic book art - completely original and designed specifically for this machine. Brilliant RGB LED light displays shift, pulse and flash as the game develops. The video screen below the translite displays scores, cut-scenes and motion graphics, whilst a powerful stereo sound system - equipped with adjustable EQ and volume control - ensures that Venom sounds just as good as it looks. And if you do need a boost for the sensational Mark Tremonti custom soundtrack, there's a line-out to connect with your existing audio setup.
With tough, attractive wrinkle powdercoat on all external parts, Venom Premium is built to last. Like all Sterns, the machine is reliable and durable, making for a superb games room installation for any Marvel comic book fan. Collectible and infinitely playable, it's more than just a game - it's a real investment for the ultimate games room.
Like most modern Stern machines, there are three versions to choose from. This listing is for the Premium version, the mid-range model. It features the more advanced playfield features as the LE, but without the exclusivity and price tag.
Also available is the Limited Edition, the most collectible and rarest of the lot. It has all the most advanced game features packed in, with exclusive certification and limited to a production run of only 1,000 machines. At the other end of the scale is the Pro version, which includes some of the same gameplay features but at a keener price. The choice is yours!
Expand the Features Matrix above to explore all three models in more detail.
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