Choose your cheese: Hardbody, Genesis, Arena, or Hollywood Heat?

(Topic ID: 194235)

Choose your cheese: Hardbody, Genesis, Arena, or Hollywood Heat?


By Agent_Hero

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by imheretoo
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“Which of these would you prefer to play?”

  • Hardbody 24 votes
    33%
  • Genesis 31 votes
    43%
  • Arena 4 votes
    6%
  • Hollywood Heat 13 votes
    18%

(72 votes by 0 Pinsiders)

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#1 1 year ago

Which one is the most satisfying to play? Most balanced? Best rules? Longest lasting in a collection?

#2 1 year ago

Never played arena, but the other three are fantastic games, and they are all still affordable

#3 1 year ago

Arena very unbalanced. Love hollywood heat's cheesyness but have to go with Genesis. Very nice rules set, satisfying shots and one of best sounding machines I owned.

Don't really think Genesis is really cheese, then robo-war and tx-sector can be up there aswell. Like TX a lot too

#4 1 year ago

Genesis if such a damn grinder...I mean mega grind and for the "heavy flow" people this has to be their worst enemy....but cranking the Multiball Multiplier up in the 40x area is always a great time

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I mean mega grind and for the "heavy flow" people this has...

don't google heavy flow

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from Pmuis:

don't google heavy flow

Ha...believe me I chose my wording for that group correctly.

#7 1 year ago

Own Genesis ... but still having funny feelings for a Hardbody.

#8 1 year ago

I only know well two of these games; all I can say is Genesis >> Arena.

With an alternative translite, Genesis can even become attractive!

#9 1 year ago

Have my hands on a Hardbody and enjoy playing it regularly. Guests enjoy the cheese factor but are drawn in by the balanced upper playfield and the flex save feature.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from jlm33:

With an alternative translite, Genesis can even become attractive!

Alternate translite is blasphemy! You can;t "Choose your cheese" as the title implies if you're trying to dress up this machine like it Metropolis IMO.

#11 1 year ago

Genesis all the way!

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Alternate translite is blasphemy! You can;t "Choose your cheese" as the title implies if you're trying to dress up this machine like it Metropolis IMO.

It sure makes the game look a lot better, though...

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#13 1 year ago

Hardbody is a legit fun game with good shots and an entertaining soundtrack - the translite is cheesy but overall it's a good package.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

It sure makes the game look a lot better, though...

It is because this game became "Metropolis" (FANTASTIC MOVIE!!!) that I voted for it above the others. I don't think the others are redeemable with just a trans-lite change like Genesis is...

#15 1 year ago

I remember someone doing a re-theme for Hollywood Heat into Grand Theft Auto.

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I remember someone doing a re-theme for Hollywood Heat into Grand Theft Auto.

Wasn't it used as the base for Goonies too?

Someone should do a proper real retheme of Genesis->Metropolis. Even if it's the anime.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I remember someone doing a re-theme for Hollywood Heat into Grand Theft Auto.

The Goonies re theme also started as Hollywood Heat

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

The Goonies re theme also started as Hollywood Heat

15 seconds too late, HA!

#19 1 year ago

Beat me by 7 seconds.......

#20 1 year ago

Genesis by a mile! Buy the nicest one you can find with alt translite and LEDs and enjoy playing it regularly!
I've tried so hard to like Hollywood Heat and I can barely stand playing it. Even an alt translight can't help.
BUT if you're looking for the BIG cheese-- gotta be Bad Girls for the win artistically, stylistically, and musically.

#21 1 year ago

I had to do a double take at forum Title.
When i read the title my mind went strait to Raven.
Raven has some great shots to.

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

It sure makes the game look a lot better, though...

No, it doesn't. It makes it looks like someone is taking the game too seriously. It also looks like you're trying to hide the fact you have a cheeseball game...which of course is the whole fun of the game.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

I had to do a double take at forum Title.
When i read the title my mind went strait to Raven.
Raven has some great shots to.

I thought about including that, but didn't want to list even more Gottliebs. Probably should've swapped it in for Arena. I thought that game would get more love. Feel free to write-in vote for Raven! A lot of love for Genesis--but it looks like it's a lot of chopping wood for a robot reveal, then do it all over again? Cool concept, I like the 16-bit video game era music, but I think I gotta finally cast my vote for...Hardbody.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

but it looks like it's a lot of chopping wood for a robot reveal

Maybe, but it's still challenging to achieve and it has an interesting theme compared to the other games released around that time.

2 weeks later
#25 1 year ago

Hardbody is the winner for me. The split playfield makes all shots super fast, plus nearly every shot is incorporated into the gameplay. I especially love the in-line drop targets and under ramps loop.

1 month later
#26 1 year ago

A late reply, but best cheeses need to be afined, isn't it ?
But for sure, there is some loveable models and some, that are a bit Strange

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While I'm not fan of SYSTEM 80B, the only one that I like is :

GENESIS !

1 week later
#27 1 year ago

I own an Arena and like it alot, and pretty soon im going to own a Genesis aswell (hammering out a trade deal with a guy) so i get "best of both worlds" i guess

#29 1 year ago

I currently own Genesis, Arena, Victory and Big House. LEDs in all of them. Genesis is clearly the best out of the 4 given to choose from IMO. Im getting ready to put my Arena up for sale or trade, Genesis isn't going anywhere.

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