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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.


Plumbers Don't Wear Ties Windows 3.x And from there, crazy stuff happens.
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 3DO The narrator appears to taunt you about upcoming choices.
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 3DO Jane can come on to John, then leave him hanging.
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 3DO Classy.

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All Game Guide 3DO 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
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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


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PC version found! 2 Sciere (741242)
Apr 10, 2017



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


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.


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

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