By Mark Nobes
Pipe Mania is a new version of the classic 1989 computer game that was originally released for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and PC (MS-DOS) back in 1989 by Assembly Line, and ported to other consoles and computers by Lucasfilm Games.
I remember that this was a frustrating but incredibly addictive game that I wasted many hours playing on my Atari ST back in the 90s. As with many of the best games, the concept is simple. The player must connect the pipe pieces (which are shown in a queue on the side of the screen) to make a complete pipeline, enabling the water to flow freely through from start to finish. To add to the tension, the player is against the clock! The pieces cannot be rotated, so must be placed in the right place.
I hope you will enjoy playing this free HTML5 version that can be played on your smartphone, Android tablet, PC or Chromebook. There are some differences in the gameplay (such as rotating the pipe pieces), but the overall goal remains the same - create a flowing pipeline.
In 2008, a new version was released for Playstation 2, Windows and Nintendo DS by Empire Interactive.
Atari ST Screenshot