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Hollywood Heat vs. Gold Wings


By Ecw0930

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

So I am looking at #hollywoodheat and #goldwings

Simple question... which do you prefer to play (and why)?

Thanks!

#2 5 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

So I am looking at #hollywoodheat and #goldwings
Simple question... which do you prefer to play (and why)?
Thanks!

Please take with big grain of salt that I only played each of these games a handful of times.
I think Gold Wings has a bit more replay-ability to it as Hollywood heat is a little rinse and repeat in order to just keep getting the mb in it.
With that said I do have Hollywood Heat on my pinside wishlist and I hope to pick one up if the price and location is right. I have plans to mod the theme a little bit.

Gold Wings is decent theme and was just surprised at how much fun it was to shoot. Definitely want to play more of that in the future. I think overall it is a better theme and better looking, and better playing pin.

#3 5 months ago

Like them both but gold wings has more play in my opinion. I’ve owned them both and still have gw

#4 5 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

So I am looking at #hollywoodheat and #goldwings
Simple question... which do you prefer to play (and why)?
Thanks!

Raven!

#5 5 months ago

I've owned both...Gold Wings all day!

#6 5 months ago

I've never played either, but Gold Wings wins on theme and art package!

#7 5 months ago

I've seen this one! Is it better than HH and GW?

#8 5 months ago

Thanks all! So GW is winning so far.

diospinball what are your mod plans? I may be buying a HH that needs shopped so I have the ability to mod from the start!! Looking for some sick ideas!

#9 5 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I've owned both...Gold Wings all day!

Why do you say that jodyg?

#10 5 months ago

Had both, Gold Wings wins all day.

Wanted to like Hollywood Heat, great theme and sounds but the gameplay was very shallow. Sold it to a co-worker.

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#11 5 months ago

The topper
The loop
The air raid siren
The Top Gun theme
The sweet ass music
Gold Wings forever

#12 5 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Thanks all! So GW is winning so far.
diospinball what are your mod plans? I may be buying a HH that needs shopped so I have the ability to mod from the start!! Looking for some sick ideas!

Oh... Change the backglass... But, not to the Grand Theft Auto or Miami Vice... Nope... I'm going to keep the spirit of the original concept, but just inject some steroids and a lot of cheese into it. Will be fun... And really fit my collection. Especially once I mod out my Raven to the same concept.

And I think I got a great idea for a topper, that will only fit my new retheme.

Raven is next I think on my list. But, I am working on my Sinbad topper right now... And I don't know if I'll do vinyl sides for my cabs... Don't have the room. But, I would love to actually vinyl all the sides with new artwork.
But, that's a lot of work and I'm lazy. So most of my plans are new translites, and custom toppers. And custom apron cards.

#13 5 months ago

@diospinball. I like the alternate gold wings translite. Not the top gun one bc then you gotta change the box graphics. I like the way gold wings (looks to) plays with no outlanes. I like the jet theme and I think missing could be easy and really fun.

HH is even cheesier and corny. I want to like it but y'all are saying gold wings all day.

I might end up with 3 if I throw in the space Odyssey I'm going to look at as well. Hahaha

Definitely leaning towards GW tho!

Keep the thoughts and posts coming! Thanks y'all!

#14 5 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

@diospinball. I like the alternate gold wings translite. Not the top gun one bc then you gotta change the box graphics. I like the way gold wings (looks to) plays with no outlanes. I like the jet theme and I think missing could be easy and really fun.
HH is even cheesier and corny. I want to like it but y'all are saying gold wings all day.
I might end up with 3 if I throw in the space Odyssey I'm going to look at as well. Hahaha
Definitely leaning towards GW tho!
Keep the thoughts and posts coming! Thanks y'all!

Space Odyssey is a GREAT EM, sold mine to a best friend for his game room and think about getting another time to time.

#15 5 months ago

Gold Wings has such a unique layout that actually works. The layout is like no other game really, since it does not have the typical Italian bottom. Increasing the bonus multiplier is key, and sinking the half million shot in multiball while the multiplier is high is one way to a high score. Hollywood Heat is fun, just not on the same level as GW, to me. The captured ball/loop ramp area is pretty much identical geometry to Teed off as well.

#16 5 months ago

Mine also has this translite...I think it is an eBay item.

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#17 5 months ago

Hollywood Heat but never played Goldwing. Wish I hadn't sold mine, the ramp jump to the upper playfield area was original.

#18 5 months ago

We have both. I prefer GW. Its the funky layout and the music that do it for me.

Did some one really put pinstadiums on that GW? Wow....

#19 5 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

We have both. I prefer GW. Its the funky layout and the music that do it for me.
Did some one really put pinstadiums on that GW? Wow....

Not Pinstadiums....homemade ones that cost about $15 to make. Now, that idiot did do a full 2-pac automotive clearcoat job on the PF though.

#20 5 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Not Pinstadiums....homemade ones that cost about $15 to make. Now, that idiot did do a full 2-pac automotive clearcoat job on the PF though.

I was thinking about making a set of magnetic ones for streaming....interesting.

#21 5 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

I was thinking about making a set of magnetic ones for streaming....interesting.

I make mine to be flush magnetic mount. They look nice and clean that way, with no light gaps.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/poor-mans-stadium-lighting/page/7#post-4478368

#22 5 months ago

I love Gold Wings but...has anyone been able to set theirs up so that the loop to 500k Lane is consistent? I have never played one where that shot worked.

#23 5 months ago
Quoted from frisbez:

I love Gold Wings but...has anyone been able to set theirs up so that the loop to 500k Lane is consistent? I have never played one where that shot worked.

Yes, its a tricky shot but I have made the special time to time.

#24 5 months ago
Quoted from frisbez:

I love Gold Wings but...has anyone been able to set theirs up so that the loop to 500k Lane is consistent? I have never played one where that shot worked.

Ive tried switching out the post on the right of the that right loop, adjusting the metal guide and just eyeing the alignment. On mine it just doesn't seem possible to get it, its almost like there needs to be a bit of back spin on the ball to get it to go up the playfield about 1/8 an inch to nail that shot. Otherwise I just get the carrier on accident from the yellow pop bumper.

#25 5 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Not Pinstadiums....homemade ones that cost about $15 to make. Now, that idiot did do a full 2-pac automotive clearcoat job on the PF though.

I did cc 2pac on an N'O'S' pf what does that make me

#26 5 months ago
Quoted from psd4me:

I did cc 2pac on an N'O'S' pf what does that make me

I’d love to get my hands on a cleared NOS GW playfield!

#27 5 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I’d love to get my hands on a cleared NOS GW playfield!

It does look great. I also ended up finding a complete set of NOS plastics also. It amazed me how much better the new plastics looked, the originals were so faded.

#28 5 months ago
Quoted from psd4me:

It does look great. I also ended up finding a complete set of NOS plastics also. It amazed me how much better the new plastics looked, the originals were so faded.

I just got a partial set of NOS plastics a couple weeks ago. Bummed that about half the clouds were missing but man, that pink is vibrant. Plus I got a new carrier and left flipper plastic so it looks great!

#29 5 months ago

I've owned both...at the same time....I think Goldwings is a better player with more to do, but the music is SUCH a bore to me (I know most don't care about that, but it's a big deal to me). I mean really, it in no way matches the theme of the game, they completely dropped the ball on this one in that area. So for me it's Hollywood Heat. I've owned 4 Hollywood Heats over the years, and i wouldn't mind owning another again! Not to say at the right price that I wouldn't own another Goldwings......because i'm a sucker for Premier of that era for the odd layouts (Currently have a Spring Break and an Arena), but if i had to pick one, it'd be Hollywood Heat.

#30 5 months ago

Played Hollywood heat today. I was impressed. The upper play field is purposeful. The ramp shot is hard. The loaded /trapped ball is really cool! It played will and I found myself wanting to get another game in.

Then I played Shadow and WHOA! HAHAHAHA

really want to play GW as I liked HH and GW seems to be getting most of the votes. Sadly there aren't any GW's near me.

#32 5 months ago

hollywood heat "la cucaracha" sound effect is just playing stupid.

#33 5 months ago

I never played Hollywood Heat, but Gold Wings is a lot more fun then I first thought looking at the layout. Music is pretty catchy too.

#34 5 months ago

I made some ghetto stream stadiums (tm lol) for my gw last night. Ill try and stream this weekend if you want to check it out.

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#35 5 months ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

I never played Hollywood Heat, but Gold Wings is a lot more fun then I first thought looking at the layout. Music is pretty catchy too.

Not the first song that plays, and not the multiball music, but there is a second song during game play that i think is triggered by getting certain points that is so sweet.

I want to recreate it with a Metal Band feel to it.

#36 5 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Played Hollywood heat today. I was impressed. The upper play field is purposeful. The ramp shot is hard. The loaded /trapped ball is really cool! It played will and I found myself wanting to get another game in.
Then I played Shadow and WHOA! HAHAHAHA
really want to play GW as I liked HH and GW seems to be getting most of the votes. Sadly there aren't any GW's near me.

There's one on Facebook marketplace in NC if you don't mind a project....and overpaying (Seller won't go below a grand..it's missing the siren, GI is out and has a ton of fade).

#37 5 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Not the first song that plays, and not the multiball music, but there is a second song during game play that i think is triggered by getting certain points that is so sweet.
I want to recreate it with a Metal Band feel to it.

The music change when the ball goes down the "Danger Zone" left lane is really cool.

#38 5 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

The music change when the ball goes down the "Danger Zone" left lane is really cool.

My wife always does an 80s style dance when the gameover music plays.... its unavoidable.
So many awesome 80s sounds

#39 5 months ago

From watching a few youtube videos. I really like the light show on Goldwings... But, then again when it comes to light shows. I'm pretty easy to impress.

WOW A YELLOW CAR!

#40 5 months ago

Hollywood Heat is a much better game IMHO than Gold Wings. I've played both...Gold Wings didn't impress me in the least.
I've owned two HollyHeats. Sold the first one to a friend who HAD to have it. Picked up another than I'm going to hang onto.

BTW...I need the lower right big plastic on HH if anyone has one...begging...
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#41 5 months ago

I have both and i like both of them, although i would like to recode the music abit on HH for more 80's Miami synth LOL

#42 5 months ago
Quoted from Oldschool77:

There's one on Facebook marketplace in NC if you don't mind a project....and overpaying (Seller won't go below a grand..it's missing the siren, GI is out and has a ton of fade).

oldschool77 this is the one i'm looking at also. I don't care about the siren, it's going in my house. That siren would need to be disabled anyway. What's "GI"? and i can't tell if it's got a lot of fade... where are you seeing that?

#43 5 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

I made some ghetto stream stadiums (tm lol) for my gw last night. Ill try and stream this weekend if you want to check it out.[quoted image]

how do you do the "ghetto" ones. and yes, i'd like to see it.

#44 5 months ago
Quoted from Luzur:

I have both and i like both of them, although i would like to recode the music abit on HH for more 80's Miami synth LOL

Yes,it would be cool to turn one into a Vapor Wave theme with TNA appeal.

#45 5 months ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Yes,it would be cool to turn one into a Vapor Wave theme with TNA appeal.

Yeah i dont really get what they where thinking with those "la cucaracha" parts and chopped up music LOL

#46 5 months ago

Owned Hollywood Heat for a bit and play Gold Wings on location regularly. Goldwings unique layout probably wins out by a hair for me while hh reminds me of ngg. Both have great cheesy 80s sounds. I actually like hh lights when done with lots of pinks, greens and blues. Feels Miami viceish. Alternative translite for hh is a great buy also.

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#47 5 months ago

Speaking of alternate translights

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#48 5 months ago

When I had Hollywood Heat, I added a mix of Pink, teal and purple Titan rubber around the playfield. Really worked well with the playfield color scheme.

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#49 5 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

how do you do the "ghetto" ones. and yes, i'd like to see it.

I bought a $20 behind the TV led kit with two 24" strips that plug in USB for power.

I used some card board pieces and tape to make them, and then used adhesive backed magnetic strip to stick them to the rails.

Looks ok, we will see how it looks on camera this weekend. I dont need an insane amount of light to help my stream image quality.

#50 4 months ago

Im live now, and Ill be live later tonight.

https://www.twitch.tv/nouseorname

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