Navigate the waterway with skill, and you can score the highest points.
Wild River hearkens back to the idea of marble mazes and balance boards of old, while automating the process in a way that works for arcades to use. The star of the game is the winding river in the center, that serves as the platform for your ball to cross. After inserting a credit, the spiral loader places a number of balls onto the surface; push the lever marked ‘PUSH’ down to release a ball, then watch it go onto the river.
Metal pins on the river piece in the training section keeps it from automatically falling down, giving the player a chance to get a hand of the controller. That control is simple, as all you do is use it to balance the whole river at once. Keep the ball from falling off, but also watch out for whirlpool holes that can also abruptly end your game. Along the river’s path are several holes marked with a score; the further along you go, the more points you can win. Make it to the very end and win the highest number of points!