Most of the foosball tables that you see for sale today come with men shaped like players on steel rods. The manufacturers of those men add hair and uniforms in bright colors to help you keep track of your team and to view the men against the bright green color of the playfield.
Viper offers you an alternative to those models with the Maverick, which features characters shaped like robots in shades of either black or silver.
Solid steel rods are a little harder to move than hollow rods but provide you with the strength that you need to score, and those rods have octagon handles that fit better in your hands and respond faster than other types of handles do.
It comes with counterbalanced characters that won’t flip around as you play and will remain firmly attached to those rods. You can get an idea of what we think about the Maverick before adding it to your list of potential buys.
Worth the Investment?
The Maverick from Viper does have some useful features like a playing field that is resistant to scratches, solid steel rods and a simple design that hides away all the bolts used in its construction to prevent injuries.
It also features four built-in cup holders and two ball returns for quickly getting the ball back in play. We do not like the cheap look and design of the cabinet and its veneer or the leg pieces that make getting to the levelers extremely hard.
The Hathaway Primo is a model that we recommend because it has levelers that you can quickly reach and adjust in a few minutes or less. You might like the Tornado Classic too, which features a black cabinet and a center ball return.
Both the Tornado Classic and the Hathaway Primo are tables that we recommend in place of the Viper Maverick because those models are sturdier and have leg levelers that you can reach whenever you need to adjust the legs. The Maverick features plastic pieces on the legs to give it a more streamlined look that makes it hard to reach the levelers.
The top features of this model included counterbalanced players designed to look like robots, solid steel rods, octagon handles and a playfield that is scratch resistant. We think that you might prefer some other models to the Maverick though.