White Water is a 1993 pinball machine by Williams Electronics, designed by Dennis Nordman with artwork by John Youssi. It's based around white-water rafting — navigating around boulders, exploring river caverns, and plunging over waterfalls. It has a variety of modes to compliment this, like distracting Bigfoot to sneak inside his cave, getting a gold rush, and surviving the Whirlpool Challenge. The ultimate goal is to visit hazards in order to advance your raft down the river and reach Wet Willie's River Ranch, which in turn lets you complete Wet Willie's mode.White Water is currently available for The Pinball Arcade.
This pinball demonstrates the following tropes:
Action Pet: Wet Willie's dog, who accompanies his trips with an enthusiastic smile.
Agony of the Feet: The Bigfoot Hotfoot, where you distract Bigfoot by lighting a match between his toes and sneak into his cave.
Alliterative Name: Aside from the title itself, many of the in-game locations have alliterative names, such as Disaster Drop, Boomerang Bend, and Wet Willie's River Ranch.
"Hey, a flashlight!" "Hey, a map!" "Hey, a key!" "Hey, a camera!" "Hey, a... COW?!"
Match Sequence: Bigfoot goes bowling, but with digits instead of bowling pins. He knocks down all but two digits, which form the match.
Mind Screw: Get the ever-valuable Vacation Jackpot and the machine goes quiet, then sounds a fire alarm, rapidly shows frames and sound bites from other animations in the game, then tells you the amount of points you earned.
Keep in mind that there is a mod for the game that turns the colors on the DMD display into what they would be like in real life. If you've somehow collected the VJ, it becomes even more of a Mind Screw - plus a light show to boot.
Nature Spirit: The Spirit of the River, which awards a random value.
Neon Sign Hideout: The entrance to the Lost Mine has a sign over it reading, "Lost Mine here".
Score Multiplier: 5x Playfield is the last Whirlpool award. It multiplies pretty much any scoring by 5x for 25 seconds. The only exceptions are the Vacation Jackpot and in multiball, it will not stack with Double or Triple jackpots; it will just award 5x the base Jackpot while it's running.
Secret Underground Passage: There's a small and barely-visible Secret Passage near the top of the playfield. It's usually only accessible via a soft shot up the left orbit, and making it automatically advances the raft.
Willie: "Hey, you found the Secret Passage!"
Skill Shot: Gently plunge the ball so that it lands next to the upper-right flipper, and then shoot Insanity Falls for one million points. It also increases each time the player makes a skill shot.
Title Drop: A very memorable one occurs at the start of Whitewater Multiball.
Variable Mix: New parts get added to the main gameplay theme when you get closer to Wet Willie's River Ranch.
Video Game Cruelty Potential: When "Man Overboard" activates, most experienced players choose not to save him and just watch him flailing away down the river until time runs out, upon which he presumably drowns. This is because they don't want to risk losing the ball for a relatively small reward, and there is no penalty for failing "Man Overboard."