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Aesthetically, Pipe Mania has very little to offer. The game is based around a grid, the main graphics being composed from the dozen or so different pieces of pipe that are placed within the squares on the grid.
The idea behind the game is simple. You, the plumber, within the set time limit, have to rig up a pipe to a particular length. Simple, is it not?
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Pipe Mania has brilliant gameplay.
When the painfully short time limit runs out and you don’t have enough bits of pipe laid down the water starts to flow, very very slowly. You can still lay down pipe, but don’t take too long over it as the water will speed up quickly. And that’s about the size of it.
Technically there isn’t much of a game in there; but I can see this easily outlasting many of the flashiest arcade conversions. It’s Just so addictive you won’t have time to catch your breath.