White Water (Williams, 1993)

White Water

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This game received 769 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.343 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #23 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.553

Artwork: 8.302

Sounds/Music: 7.541

Other Aspects: 8.592

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2 years ago
Of the six games in my collection, this is the go to game for newbies. The falls and whirlpool are loved by all.
2 years ago
this game rocks such a cool play-field so fast makes other games seem really slow.i keep reading comments about how the ball flys straight down the middle off the plunge I've bashed out 2000 games on mine and it has never done that once. billion plus scores this game is rocking get your tilt on and you will get high scores
2 years ago
Boat loads of fun!
2 years ago
Really neat layout. The game music gets more intense the longer you play. It's fun to trying to time the upper playfield shots. I think the game is too easy at factory settings. Didn't really make me feel like I wanted to come back and play more. I've also passed up opportunities to purchase this game. I understand some people really enjoy this game, its just not for me.
2 years ago
A really popular pin that I just couldnt get into. Looks good but....
2 years ago
This is an excellent pin. Full disclosure: I have a soft-spot/bias for 'indie' pins that are not licensed.
This is the best of the lot. Tough multiball and a really cool shot for an extra ball when you can get it. I have played approximately 150 games and I have not yet plumbed the depths of the rules, which is a good thing. Cheers to the team that worked on this and those who still appreciate it. Would own one in a heartbeat.
2 years ago
Such a good game!!! Rules are not so complicated, but the gameplay is really deep. Game are not too long, and you have quickly a lot of pleasure. Game are varied due to the fact that it's never the same track lit between 2 games... There is no save time during multiball so you have no right to do wrong...
Lastability is really good and i can't wait for my next game!
2 years ago
2 years ago
great machine for the price. fun to play and great theme.
2 years ago
Goid game on my want list very soon.
2 years ago
I finally had the opportunity to play the highly rated White Water at an arcade museum. What a disappointment it was. First of all, I don't like playfields that are mostly covered up where you can't track the ball. Most of the time the ball is under ramps and gadgets on the field. The various channels the ball can travel look impressive but don't add to the fun factor as far as I am concerned. When the ball emerges from the upper left it aims right between the flippers which makes for lots of drains and short game times. The one flipper on the upper level has its purpose to aim for another lane but again doesn't add much to the gaming experience.
Obviously many people like this machine but it is just not my thing.
2 years ago
Pin is plain and boring. Ball is hidden too much during play. Not much happening. Bigfoot is cool.
2 years ago
A masterpiece: fun, challenging, a theme that works and is also timeless. Good for beginners and yet still challenging for the expert.
2 years ago
Absolutely Love this Pin.
2 years ago
I did not think I would like this game. I found it on location and ended up playing it for hours. Found another one on location the next day and played it for hours. now I want one! Love the back glass. Rules are good and rather easy to follow even playing for a few hours.
2 years ago
I wanted this game for a long time. When it finally arrived it did not let me down in the least bit. Really Love the theme and it's original. Someone else had said the game is like a miniature little world under glass and to me that is exactly right. Only thing missing is a little mini train set to go around the mountains! A classic that has flow and rules to boot. Update, I've been playing this game non-stop for almost a year and loving it more and more. I have to say its my favorite now and it won that spot against some heavy compitition, Perfect game for home use IMO. Love the way you have 2 locks lit and have to manipulate the boulder garden to light 5X playfield, then avoid "No way out" shoot up the "Spine Chiller" to the 2nd level to start 5X before you lock in ball 3 to start "Whitewater" Classic B/W gameplay. Your not going to get vacation jackpot often either but it is within reach enough to keep you coming back.
2 years ago
Great game. With a beautiful Youssi artwork
2 years ago
This is a great game that can be frustrating until you have the rules and sequences down pat. Then it's just a great game that keeps you coming back. A WH20 with crystal clear new ramps is a real thing of beauty. Loved this game when I had it and one that I regret moving on.
2 years ago
Very nice machine with lots of shots, easy and hard ones. Multiball is nice.
2 years ago
very fun game , i didnt care for i when it came out but do like it now after playing it at pinball expos,fast and fun
2 years ago
Lucky to own a fully reworked White Water with clear coated play field and full LED mods. This game is just Fun Fun Fun. I must admit to being a bit of a bit of a Ramp Hog so this game does it for me.


- Ramps Ramps Ramps (did I mention Ramps)

- The upper play field just works a treat, really an integrated part of the whole experience and a great change to a stock standard mode hole, i.e Addams Family or Twilight Zone.

- Theme. Okay you love it or hate it but for me it just works and is such an out there idea. I mean imagine pitching the idea of a pinball game based on White Water Rafting. The fact its not licence based really shows in the creativity of the artwork and sounds.


- Okay as far as toys go the bigfoot is a dud. However its not really trying to be anything special so thats okay.

- The theme and music is not for everyone and I can appreciate others having negative views.

- No save ball

- Some shots punish you unfairly. Doing a clean Boomerang Bend 100% precise and having it drain down the middle sucks.

All I can say is find a White Water in great condition and spend some time with the table. It is different experience to any other game I have played.

Deserves to be in any collection (If the theme appeals) would I have it as my only pin hmmm probably yes but hey I love ramps.
2 years ago
Simply put, the best value game in its price range!
2 years ago
Fast game play, not a real pretty game to look at, not too bad either. Lots of ramps and upper playfield flipper shots are fun. Game moves quick with good flow. Not my favorite game, but worth keeping. Ive had mine for 15 years, so i guess it will stay till the end.
2 years ago
Very fun pin to play. The music completely killed it for me though. Very dated. Bigfoot hotfoot is very fun to go fun. This game has lots of satisfying shots to hit
2 years ago
The machine that demonstrates the finest ramp design in pinball history. Also sports one of the longest ramps in pinball history as well. The game truly has "flow", just like its market slogan. One of Dennis Nordman's greatest design achievements. The music heats up the further you get down the river with each level of raft. I have owned three of this title is 25 years of collecting, and I am done selling it now. Learn how to backhand flipper the ball into No Way Out for maximum scoring, and max out your scoring multiplier with Insanity Falls practice BEFORE multiball, if you want to here the Wet Willy dog "howl" and "TRRRRIPPPLE JACKPOT!". ARWHOOOO!

If you think the game is too hard or you do not under the ruleset, learn to play pinball.
This game is not that complicated, if you know how to bounce pass, backhand, and the machine itself is in good repair. I have a tendency to crank my incline angle on this machine around 11 degrees.

"W-E-L-C-O-M-E to Wet Willie's"!

Old Simple 2005 Review:
RAMPS, RAMPS, and More RAMPS! Strategic "thinking" pinball at its best! Welcome to "WET WILLEY'S"!
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