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Pipe Mania

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Alfonso Senior, having made his fortune from the original Pipe Mania, has retired to Paradise Island. Unfortunately, the island has an alarmingly high number of plumbing-related problems. Alfonso's retired, but he's called in his kids Junior and Fawcett to fix up the island, and maybe learn a few things about plumbing along the way.

Gameplay is similar to the classic Pipe Dream/Pipe Mania, but with a more mission-based structure, and more unusual modes. Missions can be replayed to get a higher grade, and high grades can unlock various treasures, such as movies, character bios, and new game modes. Pipe Mania even has a multiplayer mode; compete against a friend for points, or use your attacks to damage your opponent's pipes.


Pipe Mania PSP Don't let the obese guy fool you; soon the bastard will start breaking your pipe for giggles
Pipe Mania PSP You also get to feel like the Rudy Giuliani of dubious underground pipe laying
Pipe Mania PSP Unfortunately the fun ends here, with getting ducks into trucks
Pipe Mania PSP The game mechanics apply to a deliciously fun toy-train

Alternate Titles

  • "Tube Mania" -- French DS, PSP, PS2 title
  • "Tsunagete! Pipe Mania" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Review Busters Nintendo DS 2008 8.75 out of 10 88 PSP Oct 12, 2008 78 out of 100 78 Windows Oct 09, 2008 72 out of 100 72 Nintendo DS Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2008 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2008 70 out of 100 70
GameZone Nintendo DS Oct 19, 2008 7 out of 10 70
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Nov 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo DS Oct 01, 2008 14 out of 20 70 Nintendo DS 2008 68 out of 100 68


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