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9 "Hollywood U: Rising Stars" Tips and Tricks

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From the creators of High School Story comes another fun simulation game, but this time you will be enrolled in Hollywood University, where you'll choose your path to fame and become an actor, director or fashionista. You'll meet and date famous movie stars and celebrities.

The game has several quests to keep you busy for hours. To become a successful actor, director or celebrity, you will have to build your entourage. You will find several opportunities to make new friends, which include directors, celebs and movie stars. Follow these Hollywood U: Rising Stars tips and tricks if you want to complete quests faster, earn bonus rewards and add more friends to your entourage.

9 Tips for New Players

  1. Choose Friends Who Earn More Cash per Hour
  2. Check How Much Money Each Dorm Can Store
  3. Unlock Friends at Club VIP
  4. Level Up Your Character and Key Friends at the Workshop
  5. Be Polite to Earn Extra Rewards
  6. Build Additional Dorms to Add More Friends
  7. Don't Waste Diamonds on Simple Tasks
  8. Make the Most of Décor Items
  9. Participate in Story-Based Quests to Earn XP and Cash
Choosing friends in the game.

Choosing friends in the game.

1. Choose Friends Who Earn More Cash per Hour

Build your entourage to boost your reputation at Hollywood U. You will need friends and acquaintances to help you reach the skies. The friends added to your entourage will earn regular cash for you. You will need to place them in a dorm of their type in order to earn some cash per hour.

Before adding friends, make sure you check how much cash they earn per hour. Some directors, actors and fashionistas earn more cash per hour than others. Tap on Store > Friends and then tap on a character to find out how much cash he/she earns per hour.

Connect your virtual friends to real-life friends on Facebook or Google Plus to earn cash faster and get additional rewards.

Choosing dorms.

Choosing dorms.

2. Check How Much Money Each Dorm Can Store

Tap on a dorm and press “Info” to find out the number of friends it can accommodate and the maximum cash it can store. Some dorms can store more money than others. For example, the director dorm can hold a max of 360 cash whereas the Movie Star dorm can hold only 160 cash.

Earn extra cash by building more fashionista and director dorms and place high earning directors and fashionistas in these dorms. Don’t forget to tap on these dorms to earn money.

However, each dormitory has a guest limit. For example, you can place 4 friends in a Movie Star dorm. The table below shows the max capacity and cash each dorm can hold:

DormMax CapacityMax Cash

Director Dorm

3

360

Movie Star Dorm

4

160

Fashionista Dorm

3

240

Club VIP

Club VIP

3. Unlock Friends at Club VIP

Build a Club VIP and start partying to add new friends to your circle. You can also get rare friends, but you will need two different friends to unlock a new friend, such as a model, an action hero or a celebutante.

For example, adding a Movie Star and a Fashionista will unlock a model, which you can add to your entourage. Before starting a party, be sure to add those that are not involved in any quest. Once you have selected two friends from your buddy list, tap on “Party”. You will get a new friend once the party is over.

A combination of a movie star, fashionista and director can be used to win some really cool friends. In later stages, you will be able to unlock more friends and then combine them together with these main friend types to acquire rare VIP friends. Here are some possible character combos to unlock friends at Club VIP:

Character 1 Character 2 Character 3 Friend Unlocked

Director

Movie Star

 

Agent or Reality TV Artiste

Fashionista

Director

 

Wardrobe or make-Up Artist

Movie Star

Fashionista

 

Model or a Celebutante

Movie Star

Director

Fashionista

Action Hero (Male and Female)

Director

Pop Star

Composer

Pop Star

Model/Celubutante

Fairy Tale

Composer

Action Hero

Fairy Tale

Pop Star

Pop Star

Pop Star

Levelling up at the workshop.

Levelling up at the workshop.

4. Level Up Your Character and Key Friends at the Workshop

Build a workshop to level-up your main character and his/her friends. When building is complete, tap on the workshop and choose your main character or friends to level-up. Leveling-up main characters is crucial for completing certain quests.

You can speed-up the level-up process by building two workshops on your land. This way you can level-up two characters (your main character and a friend or two side-characters) side by side, which ultimately will help you complete quests faster than normal.

Try to choose the most polite answer.

Try to choose the most polite answer.

5. Be Polite to Earn Extra Rewards

In dialogue-based tasks, choosing the humblest, politest answers can help you win hearts, earn extra cash and complete quests quickly. The answer may seem too politically-correct to you, but who cares, as long as you are winning hearts and extra rewards, you are good to go. Some quests will require you to select an answer before the timer goes off. In such circumstances, choose that answer you think is polite, helpful and nice.

Pay attention as to what your friends say about a particular scriptwriter, actor, director, fashionista, model, stuntman or any other celebrity. They may throw in some background about these people, their likes, dislikes and what they don’t want to hear about them. Choose your answer based on the information you got about a particular celebrity, blogger, scriptwriter and other characters.

Need more friends? You'll also need more dorms.

Need more friends? You'll also need more dorms.

6. Build Additional Dorms to Add More Friends

Adding more friends to build your circle is the key to achieve success in Hollywood U: Rising Stars. As you progress, you will need more friends in your entourage. To add more friends, build extra dorms. Tap on Store > Buildings and place at least 2-3 dorms of the same type on your land.

A better strategy would be to build as many dorms as you like until you hit the max dorm cap. Make sure you have leveled-up and have enough space and cash to build them. You can purchase land by tapping on the “For Sale” sign. Building more dorms not only allow you add more friends, but also earn more cash.

7. Don’t Waste Diamonds on Simple Tasks

Those precious diamonds can be of immense help in VIP quests, so don’t use them in tasks that take a few seconds or a few minutes to finish. Use them to finish VIP quests as they can grant special benefits like bonus rewards and extra story options.

You can spend them in some time-sensitive quests offering good rewards. Ignore those time-sensitive quests that don’t offer any reward. You can use diamonds to complete tasks that take hours to finish.

Decorating can be lucrative.

Decorating can be lucrative.

8. Make the Most of Décor Items

Many quests will allow you to add décor items that increase the value of your estate. To add décor items, go to Store > Décor and choose an item required to complete a quest. You can later sell them for half the total cash you spent to purchase them.

Tap on a décor item and press Sell. This is an excellent way to earn extra cash. You may also store them in the Storage bin if you want to store them and use them later. Sell only those items that you don’t need.

Story-based quests will help you level up and earn some money.

Story-based quests will help you level up and earn some money.

9. Participate in Story-Based Quests to Earn XP and Cash

Tapping on the Quest icon grants access to story-based quests and side-quests. While choosing side quests is a good way to earn a few bucks, it’s those story-based quests that earn you more rewards in the form of XP and cash. Keep an eye on the rewards section before choosing a quest.

Quests that grant XP and cash are worth trying out. Remember, you can’t add friends to a story-based quest if they have been involved in side quests, which may take hours to complete. You can’t use them in your story-based quest until the side-quests get completed. So before choosing a side-quest, keep an eye on rewards and the hours it will take to complete.

Comments

doreen on April 17, 2015:

Hi! I'm hard time to get a female agent. What combination should I do?

random :) on April 13, 2015:

I really like the tips you have here but in the first game High school story, there were many party combinations but in your list it has not very many. I know this list is for Hollywood U. but plz put more on there if there is more.

Dyke on April 04, 2015:

Ethan Level 20 And Aria Level 15 For Action Hero

Puchii on March 04, 2015:

What is the best combo for Action Hero? Ive tried so many times :/

shak on February 20, 2015:

hi irene. i combined celubunate female+popstar guy, i get award host guy. for award host female i combined celebunate female+popstar female

Irene on February 16, 2015:

How do you get an award host?

Shivani on January 14, 2015:

In which dorm does reality tv star gows in??

kaydance_sinclair@gmail.ca on December 31, 2014:

Who do you party with to get a gamer?cause im wondering

Anurag Ghosh (author) on December 29, 2014:

You will need to level-up to be able to upgrade dorms. Earn XP (explained in this post) to level-up.

Help on December 29, 2014:

How can I upgrade a dorm?it says to upgrade in my quest but I can't because it is not there to let me do it!!!

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