10°
Submitted by meepmoopmeep 1984d ago | review

MacLife Review: Pipe Mania

Pipe Mania doesn't refer to a new kind of drug epidemic or burgeoning fad that has hipsters accessorizing with corncob pipes. It's a classic puzzle game, first developed 20 years ago for the Amiga, and recently released for the Mac and iPhone by Virtual Programming. But even now, it's got druglike addictiveness plus retro cool.

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. (Mobile) 4/5

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Taking A Look At - Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition

7m ago - Clipping Error take a look at the collector's edition for Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain. Th... | PC
40°

Strongest amiibo Competition Kicks off This Month in Japan

1h ago - Held in three separate locations in Japan this month with more to be announced, battles will rage... | Culture
30°

Official 2015 Call of Duty European Championship Recap

1h ago - The 2015 Call of Duty European Championship brought together the best players from across Europe,... | Culture
30°

Assetto Corsa DreamPack1 announced, priced and dated

1h ago - This package, that can be purchased here, adds the legendary circuit of Nürburgring-Nordschleife... | PC
Ad

Valve Partners With HTC To Create The Vive Virtual Reality Headset

Now - Valve has formed a relationship with Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker HTC to help create a virtual reality headset called The Vive, which is p... | Promoted post
30°

Inherit the Earth Released for the Commodore Amiga CD32

1h ago - Carl Williams writes, "While we have covered Amiga CD32 releases over the last year or two, recen... | Retro