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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Pipe Mania Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Mac|Life has posted a new review of Pipe Mania, a puzzle title released for Mac by Virtual Programming. The game is a quick paced puzzler which builds on the time based pipe connection action of the original with new play mechanics, pipe pieces, and expanded game modes. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 4 out of 5.

From the review:

In each of Pipe Mania’s 70-odd boards, you lay pipe pieces on a grid to complete a pipe from the start point to the end point. After a head start, a bright liquid called Flooze emerges from the start point and flows along your pipe, so it better all be in place or the Flooze will leak and you’ll lose the level. Special pipe pieces, obstacles on the grids, tunnels, and even “hand of god” attacks make things more difficult as you progress. For such a seemingly simple game, Pipe Mania is hard. It starts being a major challenge about 7 or 8 levels in and never lets up.

Completing a level awards you points for how many pipe pieces you used versus how many you wasted, plus bonuses. Then you get a medal based on your score. And that’s it--but it was enough to compel us to replay almost every level looking for the elusive gold medal. You have to unlock the levels as you go, but you can skip around a little bit, thankfully, if one level is giving you major frustrations.
Visit the page below to read the full review.

Mac|Life: Pipe Mania Review
Pipe Mania
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