Pipe Mania Review
- Great graphics and a large selection of game modes.
- No multiplayer functionality.
Pipe mania has successfully recreated an arcade classic. This port is great value for money and sure to have you entertained for hours.
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Pipe Mania is yet another rendition of the popular game Pipe Dreams. The player has different sections of pipe to choose from and must use them to contain the water as it travels from point A to point B. The longer the pipe the more points you will earn.
The controls system for this game work well. You tap to place a section of pipe and tap to destroy it if you happen to make a mistake, but doing so will deduct from your overall score. The creators of this game have ensured that the control system remain simple with this port, and if you do find difficulty with the controls then there is a tutorial in the menu.
This style of game has been redone over and over again and Pipe Mania seems to have it right. The graphics are well presented, and that alone sets it apart from many of the earlier The soundtrack and sound effects are reminiscent of the earlier versions of the game, and there is also the option to use your ipod during gameplay. There are four different game modes but each one must be unlocked by reaching goals. There is no multiplayer function which is unfortunate, however the single player mode still offers a lot to the player.
This port is a tribute the the original and has enough to keep you entertained. The lack of multiplayer may put some people off, but if you are a fan of Pipe Dream than Pipe Mania will definitely appeal to you.
“While there have been a number of Pipe Mania clones in the App Store, none seem to have the depth and finish of this official port of the original.” – Touch Arcade
“This game hasn’t made me think so hard compared to any other game on the App Store.” – The APPera
Albie Meter: 4 Stars (a deep pipe game with enough in it that you won’t exhale too soon; recommended for puzzlers and pipe fitters alike with a lighthearted storyline)
Puzzle fans of all ages will enjoy hours of brain-teasing fun as they race against time in the infectious series of quests and puzzles filled with quirky characters, a humorous storyline and engaging gameplay. The original version of Pipe Mania was released in 1989 and followed by Pipe Dreams in 1991. It has been ranked as one of the most popular and successful puzzle games in history, selling more than 4 million units worldwide on other game consoles
The simplicity of Pipe Mania makes it accessible to all ages. The player must lay down a pre-ordained set of pipes on a tiled grid in order to keep the constantly flowing Flooze moving for as long as possible without it spilling out. The game requires quick thinking, hand-eye co-ordination, forward thinking and keen spatial awareness.
The iPhone version of Pipe Mania brings in a social element to the game play. Challenge your friends to a game using Scoreloop Core Social Integration to find out who the Pipe Mania champ is!
- 4 Modes: World, Arcade, Bonus and Classic.
- Navigate through 39 levels and 354 sub-levels that include Basic Pipes, Sewers, Railroad, Factory, Internet, Super Pipes, etc.
- Multiple attacks and damages
- Army of characters that help and hinder the players along the way
- Challenge others players via Scoreloop system
Did you ever think that a time would come when you would be begging for one little piece of pipe? With this game, you just might!
So, Gear up. The Mania is back!