Pipe Dream to flood consoles this year

By Spencer . March 7, 2008 . 1:53pm

pipe.jpgEmpire Interactive, the company who is about to release Myst on the Nintendo DS in North America, has high hopes for their Pipe Mania revival. The series is probably better remembered as Pipe Dream, which Bullet Proof Software released on Nintendo consoles in the early 90’s. Sometime this year Pipe Dream is coming back under the moniker Pipe Mania (Empire Interactive’s original branding) to nearly every platform.


Six versions of the pipe connecting puzzle game are concurrently in development, which puts Pipe Mania on every active console except the PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 owners get an Xbox Live Arcade port. Pipe Mania is probably easy to transition to other consoles, but Empire Interactive is releasing an unusual amount of ports. The question is will anyone care about the impending Pipe Mania flood?

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  • Back in the early 90s, late 80s, a guy put out several clones of this game for the PC, the most popular was called Oil Cap. I was hooked on them. Addictive gameplay.

    I can see people getting hooked on the demo

  • vysethebold

    I <3 Pipe Dream (aka Bioshock Act Zero)

  • good article, thanks alot

  • Dave

    Miniclip has a current port of pipe dream called zombomatic. http://www.miniclip.com/games/zombomatic/en/# I played the heck out of Oil Cap when it was out, and I will certainly get pipe mania for my NDS. Hopefully they work in the touch screen functionality – simply touch where the new tile will go… I think it’s a winner!

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