In Ring Tide, waves come crashing down on the beach, leaving Rings, sea urchins, driftwood and the occasional Forcejewel. Avoid the urchins and wood as well as the crabs because they make the characters lose Rings while collecting the Rings that appear on the beach. If the wave lands on the characters, it is possible to get swept away by the undertow. Press repeatedly to get back on land. To prevent this, when a wave comes, move to the bottom of the screen.
Whoever gets the most Rings before time is up wins twenty extra Rings. Second-place gets ten Rings and third-place gets five Rings.