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Gold Wings

Pinside rating

This game received 31 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 6.716 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #307 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 6.923

Artwork: 5.945

Sounds/Music: 6.487

Other Aspects: 6.937

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16 days ago
Great game
8 months ago
the playfield on this game has perhaps the most unusual layout I have ever seen , as well as an odd flipper arrangement but it also has many different kinds of shots ,even a loop ramps shot , kind of lame art package but a fun game that gets points from me for being so different
1 year ago
Only had the game a few weeks but is great fun to play. The playfield is very tight making some very fast action during multi-ball! Best strategy is to loft one up field if you can so you can focus on one at a time. Sound is clear and has definite themes when different events are going on like multiball primed or when you are in the "danger zone" the left side of the field.

Yes, the translight brings nothing to the table but its not like you look it much during gameplay! Cabinet is sort of average, topper is ok and brings a bit extra cool when going.

The siren is a riot, we have ours hooked up.
2 years ago
My scoring of this machine does not really reflect how much I love playing this thing. When the air raid siren screams it’s awesome!
The very original play field and fun loop shot is great. A very simple game with a very easy multi ball, but still a blast to play.

Edit- Rating raised based on mods I added-
After replacing the back glass with a really great looking “Top Gun” themed one from EBay the game looks sexy as hell, and visitors want to play “Top Gun”.
Also added 3 spotlights and 7 general illumination lights under the plastics and LED bulbs throughout the machine and it’s a whole new machine. Bright, vibrant and pulls you in walking by.
2 years ago
The backglass is awful but someone on Ebay is making an alternative that's WAY better.
This is an underrated, fun game. Music is so-so, but the jet sound effects are great and the siren is awesome. Very flashy with 7 flash bulbs on the playfeild. Great attract mode when set to "novelty".
2 years ago
I do not fully understand why this gets such a bad rap. I have played far more games that I couldn't wait to be done sinking the third ball. When people come over to play my machines, this one currently is played the most, especially among beginner and casual players. I did add additional GI lighting to mine, which made the game look 100% better.
3 years ago
Another Premier title that I enjoy far more than the score would reflect. No real flow to the game, the signature Premier flippers, and general high level of cheese. None of this matters when that air raid sirens hits, which no matter the popular opinion is completely awesome.
5 years ago
Just found one of these. Just got it up and running and i have to say after about 50 games it is very fun to play. Game play is fun and the shots are fitting with the theme. No drains and the ball rescue feature makes for some long ball times. Nice loop shot and the 500.000 shot can add up quick for points. The music and sound is straight out of the 80s. Terrible back glass that doesn't fit the theme in my opinion. Very loud siren that goes off with major shots but needs to be disconnected for home use. I like it!
7 years ago
This game, more than any other i have played, really captures the theme. Tight turns and a 360 loop at the top really make this design stand out.
The sound and music are amazing, again really capturing the theme. And that siren! good lord.
The backglass is dated, but cool as well in an 80s way. The cabinet art is a plain stencil job, so not to exciting.
I love the flow of this game.
8 years ago
If the flippers are strong and if the playfield is at the right angle, waxed and everything adjusted well, this isn't a bad game - the layout is very different but unfortunately it kind of forces a particular order to the things you're shooting for. If anything is not up to scratch there are playfield shots that simply don't work - like the 270 degree spin lanes not sending the ball where they should on exit. Has an insanely loud air siren inside the cabinet, you'll want to disconnect that for home use, or wear ear defenders.
10 years ago
Top gun theme without the License. Has the typically bad Gottlieb translite which kills the ratings. Game has no voices. Music is very 80s synth. Sounds fit the theme. The topper is pretty cool. Had a lot of time on one of these as a teen so I ended up buying one from a friend for nostalgia sake. This machine has no out lanes but it is designed to allow a Lazarus save. If a ball drains with speed, it sometimes would bounce over to the other side of the playfield and back on top of the opposite flipper. The playfield is cluttered due to the split playfield but it has a couple of u-turns which makes the lower right play fast. I shape the loop into an elliptical to get the ball to go all the way round easier. Making that shot is rewarding. I pull the fuse from the siren as it is LOUD.
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