White Water (Williams, 1993)

White Water

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This game got 1,026 approved ratings and currently scores 8.299 out of 10 points.

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

8.299

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.506

Artwork: 8.234

Sounds/Music: 7.531

Other Aspects: 8.554




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7.91

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9.460
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
5.067
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
9.520
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.
8.863
1 year ago
One of my favorite B/W DMD games.

Pros:
-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

Cons:
-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.
8.419
1 year ago
A wonderful game that doesn't fail to take you on a rafting adventure. Definitely one of my favourites!

Pros:
- 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

Cons:
- my only beef with this game is the sound, tune could be better, so could the quality
9.040
1 year ago
WHITE WATER !!!
8.972
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.
9.160
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!
8.560
1 year ago
Great pin! Fun to play this game. Great theme.
7.238
1 year ago
Game rated high but still not sure why I was having much more fun playing game next to it called junkyard.
9.436
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.
9.900
1 year ago
This pin has amazing shots, fun ramps, and a great rule set. Should be ranked much higher.
5.413
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.
9.600
1 year ago
This is a very fun three flipper game. The Mine Shot, for me, is the hardest shot to make on any table I have owned. It is great fun on a playfield that seems to have lesser open/visible ball area than most others I own. Tons of fun shots playing Whitewater.
9.600
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.
9.500
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.
9.176
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.
6.766
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
5.664
1 year ago
Can't connect with the theme at all which doesn't help - but doing my best to leave this aside I just don't get it. Some cool up & down ball returns that are interesting for a few games, & then boredom sets in. Maybe it's a good one for the kids, but I just don't like it - IMO a massively over-rated & downright dull game.
8.900
1 year ago
This was my first pin and bought it with out playing it but I did my research thru pinside . I am very happy with the machine and is bolted to the floor.
6.781
1 year ago
Im netiher here nor there on this game. I'll play it in others collections, but wont own one.
8.012
1 year ago
Very cool pin, I always look forward to playing this pin. Must own one one day.
9.300
1 year ago
Absolutely love this pin. Close to the top of my faves currently in my collection.
9.760
1 year ago
This is a great game, one of the best of pinball.
6.457
1 year ago
Kinda overrated. Hard to see, and not alot of playfield time.
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