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Pipe Dream

Do you think old video games are boring? Play Pipe Dream, it is a Side view perspective game developed by Empire Software and released on DOS in 1989. You will then know that you were wrong.

Pipe Dream description

Vintage puzzle, partly a version of the "plumber", where you have to lay a network of pipes through which flows something called "plus", and it needs to be spread as much as possible.

The game is an example of how such a story can be turned into a very exciting action.

Let's start with the fact that pipes several types of horizontal and vertical, angular, rotating in different directions and others. If the path "flush" a gap or a dead end - all end game.

Before the "flow" there is little time to begin to build the pipeline.

At first it looks similar to Tetris, but the game notice the interesting innovations: a system of "penalty points" (the use of something like "backup pieces" to continue the flow), different surroundings and the complexity of game levels (often the design itself is tied to the gameplay), special "bonus" tasks.

The game is very ambiguous, very complex, very beautiful (despite austere even for the time schedule), which fans of the "speed" of puzzles will probably spend many hours.

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Source: Archive.org, Mobygames.com

Pipe Dream

Empire Software, LucasArts
Assembly Line, The
Side view
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