White Water (Williams, 1993)

White Water

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This game got 1,047 approved ratings and currently scores 8.300 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #20 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.506

Artwork: 8.237

Sounds/Music: 7.538

Other Aspects: 8.554

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1 year ago
It feels like this machine should spit out tickets.
The ramps are cool however, the jet bumpers are hidden beneath rocks.

It was fun for 1 game, after that, I felt like I was playing something that should be in Chuck e Cheese.
1 year ago
Have it for three years. Playing it provides lot of fun and it is a big challenge to get the jackpot. When you have it, the light and sound effects are so good! Great pinball with funny theme.
1 year ago
White water is a cool looking game but its pretty simple and kind of easy to get a decent score on it.
1 year ago
Fun game, maybe a bit repetative. I will throw a game or two in it whenever i see one.
1 year ago
Man Wh2o is probably one of my favorite games of all time. I've owned a lot of games in the past TZ, TAF, STTNG, CFTBL, LOTR, you name it and WH2O clearly is in a category of it own.

Great game, if you find a nice one don't hesitate to pick one up if you can..
1 year ago
I've now owned my White Water for about half a year, and it has quickly become one of my favorite machines. The shots are so satisfying...especially Big Foot Bluff and Insanity Falls. I think Insanity Falls is probably the most fun ramp in pinball. The rule set is plenty deep for me, and I like deep rule sets. The game and theme are just fun! This one will be sticking around in my collection for a while...
1 year ago
cool ramps and mini playfield
but not a top 20 !!!
1 year ago
Excellent pinball machine and great atmosphere
Fast table with good flow and great layout. I love the miniplayfield
Some challenging shots and this machine has a great "play again" factor
1 year ago
Do not waste your money on this machine. its a fun game but you will spend more time watching your ball cruise down ramps. very little play. lots of blind shots. very over rated
1 year ago
Playing Whitewater and making all possible JP`s in one game for me seems to be reachable with 5 balls and a setting to get a bunch of extra balls, I mean that is really a deep and satisfying game.
There are two things I don`t like: for me it takes way too much time when doin the whirlpool, and even worse: to make a good game its best to shoot the ball save in the middle called "No way out" and not via the much more flowing "Spine Chiller" and that really kills the flow of Whitewater for me ...
1 year ago
Have recently acquired a white water and am really enjoying it. there is plenty to do and the game is quite challenging. I find the theme to be fun, the music to fit the game very well and once LEDs have been inserted it looks amazing.

Very happy with this pin in my collection.
1 year ago
One of my favorite B/W DMD games.

-Shots flow well. REALLY well.
-LOVE the music that changes as you progress. Music can make a game for me (see also: Congo)
-Fun theme
-Pretty game, topper looks sweet.
-Samsquanch ball diverter is cute and fun

-um.... I guess I don't like the service rails on the games from '92 as well as the games from '93 on.
-Hard to shop or get to certain switches if they're not working

This is the best game Nordman has made.
1 year ago
A wonderful game that doesn't fail to take you on a rafting adventure. Definitely one of my favourites!

- superb artwork
- a very adventurous game that takes you down a water run that you'll definitely enjoy
- amazing playfield layout, particularly the upper playfield with the 3rd flipper
- lots of ramps
- beautiful toys and gimmicks, especially the decorative rocks
- pop bumpers are made to replicate a rocky obstacle
- lots of great, but easy, shots to make

- my only beef with this game is the sound, tune could be better, so could the quality
1 year ago
1 year ago
Always have a blast playing WH20, I'll never turn down a game. For me the callouts, music and sound make this game what it is. The hoopin' and hollerin' combine with fast gameplay for true exhilaration.
1 year ago
Love this game, lots of fun and plenty to do. One of the games produced when Pinball was having its second upswing and it shows. Williams put a lot of effort into this one. Love the up and down ramps, whirlpool and bigfoot diverter as well as everything else this game has to offer. Top game!
1 year ago
Great pin! Fun to play this game. Great theme.
1 year ago
Game rated high but still not sure why I was having much more fun playing game next to it called junkyard.
1 year ago
This would be a a near-perfect game - artwork, design, shots, rules, fun, theme are as good as it gets... And I still think it belongs in the Top 10. I just wish the music was a little bit better.

That being said to me this is one of the greatest pins of all time - endlessly fun. When I went to buy one, no one - and I mean no one - wanted to give theirs up. Even at top dollar - over market. There are only a very few games in that category - and that says a lot.
1 year ago
This pin has amazing shots, fun ramps, and a great rule set. Should be ranked much higher.
1 year ago
After having this game in a temporary trade with a friend for 18 mos I hated the background music for this game and it impacted how I felt about it.

I liked the multi-ball a lot and think that when you get the jackpots going this game was fun. But the music and art was like watching deliverance.
1 year ago
In terms of fun, this is the pinnacle for me. 5x and mb, Wet Willie's, Vacation Jackpot for mucho points. The tempo of the music increases as you move up the river classes. Super challenging game and imo, Nordman's best game.
1 year ago
To me this is a top 10 pin of all times. Love the shots, music and sounds. The better you do the more it makes your heart pump. You will never see a game of such a complex mix up ramps and the upper playfield ever made again.
1 year ago
Amazingly fun machine with the most amazing job of theming of any pin I can think of. Of all the pinball machines in the world, Whitewater truly looks most like a miniature world - an environment created under glass. Other machines look like pinball machines, Whitewater looks like a rushing river canyon that just plays like a pinball machine. A grand achievement.
1 year ago
A lot of hype might have been the demise for this game for me. I just don't love it... After such talk of how great it is, after about 30 games on it I wasn't feeling it
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