Description

John is a plumber who is looking for love. He's looking in the house of the blonde Jane who has daddy issues. He's always been pretty successful before. And this situation looks to be one where John will be able to lay some pipe and unclog some stuffed passages.

Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is an "interactive story" dating simulation. After a video introduction, Players are treated to photographs of various people and places while characters voice act the situation. At times, John will be able to make a choice of his next action, from a list of choices at key locations in the plot. If John is successful, he'll move into an amorous relationship with Jane. If not, the two will be pulled apart.

Screenshots

Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 3DO The narrator's in a chicken mask now. Just... just go with it.
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 3DO Seriously, I think every picture they took made it into the game.
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 3DO Meanwhile, a karate lady fights the narrator for control of the story.
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 3DO Credits use funky filters and... pandas?

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Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Is this a game? 3DO Chris Jeremic (163)
One of the Worst Games Ever 3DO ETJB (450)
A Slide Show 3DO H.M. (7)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 3DO 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Defunct Games 3DO Jun 17, 2006 15 out of 100 15
Retro Game Reviews 3DO Apr 27, 2015 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 10
Video Games & Computer Entertainment 3DO Feb, 1995 1 out of 10 10
neXGam 3DO Oct 10, 2013 0.7 out of 10 7
Digital Press - Classic Video Games 3DO Apr 05, 2004 0 out of 10 0

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version found! 2 Sciere (474093)
Apr 10, 2017

Trivia

FMV

Despite being advertised as a full motion video game the game is only still pictures.

Nudity

A secret code allowed the player to see some nudity (John's butt and Jane's side boob) during the shower sequences. Without the code, these parts of the body are covered with on-screen censorship icons. The PC version is uncensored by default.

PC version

A PC version was reviewed by some magazines, including PC Gamer UK (3%), but it never surfaced. In 2017 the YouTube user psychoticgiraffe found a copy of the Windows 3.1 version in a library (Indiana) and released it online. It has the copyright year 1993, higher audio quality and does not include the video introduction by Jane.

Awards

  • PC Gamer
    • May 2007 - #1 in the "Must NOT Buy" list

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