|This level is a major plot point!
This level is a major level in the game. After you finish the level, you may be able to access other characters, minigames, and tunnels. Most of them also include a cutscene.
|You get an achievement!
This level has one or more achievements. The achievements are listed on the level infobox.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
In this level, there are no tricks that can actually help you. Follow the path of the spiral, and you can just run all the way on the boxes. This level is very easy, and we recommend using the Runner since she moves sideways better than the Skater, giving her an edge of beating this level.
The much more fun way is with the Child. You get blocked by a box, move sideways until there are no more cyan tiles, go left, and you'll find yourself a long, long way up. Jump now, and it should be enough to pass through the entire level. Aim for the platforms if you don't reach the end with the mega-jump.
With the Bunny, follow the spiral on the boxes, the bunny would be easy because you will leave ground easily and can skip boxes, so land on the regular tiles that takes you the the end or use the Lizard to follow the spiral if it is unsafe using the bunny for you and do it without jumping.
Since this is the end of the F-tunnel (or The River), therefore you will see a void in front of you when you are about to beat this level. Feel free to jump in it! You will then initiate a cutscene.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Here is a brief description of the cutscene featuring in this level. More information on this cutscene can be found here.
Socratic Method[edit | edit source]
After beating F-5, the Runner agrees to let the Child name the F-Tunnel. Then the Child suggests moving the A-tunnel towards the Box Storage Area tunnel. But the Runner says it is not there and the Child says the map is lying. Then he changes the name F-Tunnel into the River.
After this cutscene, the F-tunnel will be changed into the River.
Achievement[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
All the levels in The River were made by Precarious, who originally named the level set "Riptide River Rapids".