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Hot Wheels -- Challenge Accepted!


By rosh

8 months ago



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#1751 13 days ago

Ugh, I was so close!

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I coulda been a legend...

#1752 12 days ago

changed up the cars. do all hotwheels pins come with random cars? added grand nationals and the atari tempest car i think if you could buy 2 more bases from ap you could fit a couple more cars.

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#1753 12 days ago
Quoted from robotron:

if you could buy 2 more bases from ap you could fit a couple more cars.

You can email sales@ and they can probably get those added to the store.

that Tempest is very cool

#1754 12 days ago

My HW has been sitting at my distributor since Thursday. They have to get electrical inspection done and approved before I can pick it up.

Sucks.

#1755 12 days ago

Love that Tempest car!

#1756 12 days ago
Quoted from Cobra:

My HW has been sitting at my distributor since Thursday. They have to get electrical inspection done and approved before I can pick it up.
Sucks.

What kind of electrical inspection? Surely the game is certified for the Canadian versus of U.L.?

#1757 12 days ago

ULC. Stern does it at the factory. AP does not do it yet. So for the inspector to come in its 500$. So my disturbutor usually has them in once a month to do a bunch of things for them.

They have a container coming in next week with more product that needs it also. So im hoping by end of next week I can pick it up.

#1758 10 days ago

Early Black Friday Deals start NOW!

Up to 50% off on merchandise and parts!

Shop at https://store.american-pinball.com/

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#1759 10 days ago
Quoted from robotron:

i think if you could buy 2 more bases from ap you could fit a couple more cars.

Mounting Brackets to add additional die-cast cars to your pinball machine is now available on our web store:

https://store.american-pinball.com/products/die-cast-car-mounting-bracket-for-hot-wheels-pinball-machine-mtl0224-00

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#1760 10 days ago

Just joined the club! My first pinball machine. Excited to start getting better at playing. What settings does everyone use for the flipper coils? I turned mine down a notch to reduce air balls. Haven’t been able to beat any creatures yet.

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#1761 10 days ago
Quoted from Vegas9:

Mounting Brackets to add additional die-cast cars to your pinball machine is now available on our web store:
https://store.american-pinball.com/products/die-cast-car-mounting-bracket-for-hot-wheels-pinball-machine-mtl0224-00[quoted image]

amazing service and i was gonna chime in that they should come with the velcro. i am gonna look at my game and see how many more cars i can fit under there.

#1762 10 days ago

I was just at my distributor playing a few games on the show Room model. Scored 1.3 plus billion this game is really fun I can't wait to get mine next week

#1763 10 days ago

I wish I had my cars from when I was a kid. Are they still metal or plastic now?

#1764 10 days ago
Quoted from Cobra:

I wish I had my cars from when I was a kid. Are they still metal or plastic now?

Both

#1765 10 days ago

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Just had a great game. I love that the color scheme changes a lot, creating a great atmosphere. This game rocks

What I really would like to be added is the possibility to adjust the volume of music, speech and sound effects. That would even more immerse you into the game.

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#1766 10 days ago

I updated to the latest code. I noticed on ball 3 both last night and today that you get your bonus at the end. When it shows the score summary after that it removes the bonus? Thought this was strange. I was at 299 million. Bonus pushed it up to like 329. When it went to the summary page it was back to 299. Other than that I’ve had some car switches next activate if they get hit hard enough. Went under the glass and they seem to be working right. Just not activating if it hits super fast.

#1767 9 days ago

ap has the magic glass for sale. this makes a big difference i installed mine the other day and it looks amazing!!

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#1768 9 days ago
Quoted from fsumassey:

I updated to the latest code. I noticed on ball 3 both last night and today that you get your bonus at the end. When it shows the score summary after that it removes the bonus? Thought this was strange. I was at 299 million. Bonus pushed it up to like 329. When it went to the summary page it was back to 299.

Bug, already fixed for the next update. It's a race condition, so it's a bit of dumb luck whether that happens or not. It's more likely to happen if you double-flip to accelerate the bonus. (What's REALLY dumb is that Oktoberfest had the same bug, fixed it there, but didn't realize it was also in Hot Wheels... sigh.) Sorry about that.

Quoted from fsumassey:

Other than that I’ve had some car switches next activate if they get hit hard enough. Went under the glass and they seem to be working right. Just not activating if it hits super fast.

Shouldn't be any magic there, just try adjusting the switch gaps... as usual, you want the gap to be pretty close, but not so close that overall game vibrations generate false switch hits.

Quoted from PinballRulez:

What I really would like to be added is the possibility to adjust the volume of music, speech and sound effects. That would even more immerse you into the game.

We've gotten several requests for this... we're paying attention.

#1769 9 days ago

Is there a count down timer on the screen for redline mania in new code?

#1770 9 days ago

Has anyone powder coated their armour orange?

I am thinking of doing it. I think it would look good.

#1771 9 days ago

Current Houdini owner and just ordered a HW today.
I have played all the new games out, AIQ, GNR SE, TMNT and HW.
Hot Wheels gets my money at the end of the day.
Can't wait to experience this in a home environment.

#1772 9 days ago
Quoted from robotron:

I think if you could buy 2 more bases from ap you could fit a couple more cars.

P/N: MTL0224-00 @ American Pinball.

Robert

#1773 9 days ago

My HW arrived yesterday. Great job guys. Now to rewatch the Deadflip streams with Rosh and start working on my scores.

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#1774 9 days ago

Man...that's looks so cool !!
Really Pops !!!

SWEEEEEEEET !

#1775 9 days ago

Mine is getting some heavy plays at work, we are gonna cross 1000 plays next week. The flippers were feeling a little soft so I popped the coil stops off and sure enough the sleeves are dirty and starting to wear a little. Plus one of the coil stops is showing wear.

What are the replacement sleeves and coil stops? Williams, Stern, or...?

#1776 9 days ago
Quoted from pinballholder:

Mine is getting some heavy plays at work, we are gonna cross 1000 plays next week. The flippers were feeling a little soft so I popped the coil stops off and sure enough the sleeves are dirty and starting to wear a little. Plus one of the coil stops is showing wear.
What are the replacement sleeves and coil stops? Williams, Stern, or...?

Granted.....
That's 1000 plays , any other issues ?
Not bad

#1777 9 days ago

Nope, super happy. Few coil sleeves and stops is reasonable for 1000 plays.

Only small thing we are noticing is balls are getting stuck in a variety of places a lot more often. Up top near the switch above the left pop bumper (slow balls rest up there and are hard to shake out), behind right drop, and a few more spots. I need to play around and see if there is anything I can do to prevent.

#1778 9 days ago
Quoted from pinballholder:

Nope, super happy. Few coil sleeves and stops is reasonable for 1000 plays.
Only small thing we are noticing is balls are getting stuck in a variety of places a lot more often. Up top near the switch above the left pop bumper (slow balls rest up there and are hard to shake out), behind right drop, and a few more spots. I need to play around and see if there is anything I can do to prevent.

mine does the same i put some very small pcs of velcro in the spotsso the balls dont stop there.

#1779 6 days ago

Added my favorite Hot Wheels growing up. 1978 Spider-Man car.

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#1780 6 days ago

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These upgraded side rails for Hot Wheels will match the lockdown bar and legs perfectly.

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#1781 5 days ago

Still have not seen any Treasure Hunt cars.
How are they suppose to come up (what is the frequency)?
Even if random I would have assumed I would see at least one by now.
On current code.
Thanks!

#1782 5 days ago

Treasure Hunt cars are not random.

#1783 5 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Still have not seen any Treasure Hunt cars.
How are they suppose to come up (what is the frequency)?
Even if random I would have assumed I would see at least one by now.
On current code.
Thanks!

they are there. very cool and high scoring!

#1784 5 days ago

So how do you get them?

#1785 5 days ago
Quoted from Cobra:

So how do you get them?

in the real world, for someone to find a treasure hunt car they will go to ALL the places where you can collect cars, going back to a place you have been, is not going to help, in fact, it is basically starting over

It is up to the hunter to know the places they have been so as not to repeat (and start over), there are no indications about this as the primary use of the car target inserts is progress towards lighting 'adv bonus X', well, at least until a treasure hunt car is found and then . . .

#1786 5 days ago

Jeeesuss..I will read that again later after a few gin & tonics. Lol

#1787 5 days ago

Pass the bottles this way too when you are done, please. Rosh, please be more cryptic, would you?

Hope everyone has a safe, Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving and even if you are not from the US, please stay safe and healthy, too.

I was thinking of buying a house in Hot Wheels City but home - and automobile (!) - insurance prices are astronomical.

#1788 5 days ago
Quoted from Cobra:

Jeeesuss..I will read that again later after a few gin & tonics. Lol

Tequila would likely be more effective when trying to understand what I am thinking/saying

Quoted from pinball2020:

Rosh, please be more cryptic, would you?

did not think it was that cryptic, I'm sure someone will be able to figure out what I said and translate

Quoted from pinball2020:

I was thinking of buying a house in Hot Wheels City but home - and automobile (!) - insurance prices are astronomical.

well with a mad scientist like Draven constantly releasing creatures on the city to destroy it and a sheriff who is in over his head . . .

#1789 5 days ago

Okay, since you are bored and here, rosh. Give us some clues for next AP game going to be released?
Be cryptic
I need a reason to start budgeting now for my new pinball machine fund and since I can only pick one or two machines.....

#1790 5 days ago

Sounds like you need to hit a certain number of different shots. Hit the same one and you start again.

#1791 5 days ago

Looking for help on what coil stops and sleeves to buy? Mine are starting to wear after a 1000 plays and miss the snappiness of the flippers from when I first got it.

Thanks!
Seth

#1792 4 days ago
Quoted from Lilpro66:

Current Houdini owner and just ordered a HW today.
I have played all the new games out, AIQ, GNR SE, TMNT and HW.
Hot Wheels gets my money at the end of the day.
Can't wait to experience this in a home environment.

It’s my game of the year too

#1793 4 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Okay, since you are bored and here, rosh. Give us some clues for next AP game going to be released?
Be cryptic
I need a reason to start budgeting now for my new pinball machine fund and since I can only pick one or two machines.....

Liking your thinking. I wonder what #4 is going to be ...

#1794 4 days ago
Quoted from dsmoke1986:

It’s my game of the year too

i am gonna find a houdini to put next to hw and hopefully ap #4. i heard houdini is a tough one to play.

#1795 3 days ago
Quoted from robotron:

i am gonna find a houdini to put next to hw and hopefully ap #4. i heard houdini is a tough one to play.

Hi robotron,
My suggestion, as big as an AP fan as I am, is that if you can try to play it for a dozen or so games before you buy it, please do. I like it but it isn't for everyone.

The motif is you are performing Houdini's magic tricks interwoven in a steampunkish pinball motif. You are right that some of it is pretty hard and not for everyone.

Actually that is probably the advice I give for anyone getting any machine .

#1796 3 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Hi robotron,
My suggestion, as big as an AP fan as I am, is that if you can try to play it for a dozen or so games before you buy it, please do. I like it but it isn't for everyone.
The motif is you are performing Houdini's magic tricks interwoven in a steampunkish pinball motif. You are right that some of it is pretty hard and not for everyone.
Actually that is probably the advice I give for anyone getting any machine .

shouldnt be that bad for me as i set my games to 5 ball. i like to see modes and flip the ball as long as i can. sometimes ill just play a game and just hit spinners. i also love the “eye candy” aspect i like to turn them on and watch the light show. i dont play for tournament or talent. i like to get lost when i play and forget “life” problems. i also like modding and working on the pins. so with the 5 ball i get less frustrated and i am more patient. ill take your advise i have played one before at a friends house and i remember bricking shots, my pal got rid of it pretty fast. i am a better player now so i hope i can handle it more smoothly. looks like a beautiful machine alot of eye candy which i like. hopefully i can find one to play soon.

#1797 2 days ago

I just got to spend some time on my friend's new Hot Wheels. He has a nice collection with several other late model pins. The others are nice, but...

I want a Hot Wheels !

Great sounds. Great shots. All sorts of eye candy with a super light show.

But I have to sell something first. Never thought I would be in this pinball whirlpool.

#1798 6 hours ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I just got to spend some time on my friend's new Hot Wheels. He has a nice collection with several other late model pins. The others are nice, but...
I want a Hot Wheels !
Great sounds. Great shots. All sorts of eye candy with a super light show.
But I have to sell something first. Never thought I would be in this pinball whirlpool.

Thank you for considering a Hot Wheels. The game always keeps me coming back for more. Keep us posted!

#1799 3 hours ago
Quoted from pinballholder:

Looking for help on what coil stops and sleeves to buy? Mine are starting to wear after a 1000 plays and miss the snappiness of the flippers from when I first got it.

Thanks!
Seth

These are standard williams/bally parts:
coil stop: https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-flipper-coil-stop-a-12390.html
coil sleeve: https://www.pinballlife.com/2-316-coil-sleeve.html?Category_Code=
plunger/pawl: https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-left-flipper-plunger-and-crank-assembly.html

#1800 3 hours ago
Quoted from Vegas9:

Thank you for considering a Hot Wheels. The game always keeps me coming back for more. Keep us posted!

The Hot Wheels Tachometer and that tach skill shot are 2nd to none. HW shots are tough, but flipper friendly. It is not a drain monster, but it sure kicks me around on the play field.

My want for one is bordering on lust.

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