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Pipe Mania

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Full titlePipe Mania
Year of release1990
PublisherEmpire Software (UK)
Re-released byProein Soft Line (Spain)
Touch Down! (UK)
Author(s)Bedrock Software (Brian Rogers), Oxford Digital Enterprises (Kevin R. Ayre)
Tie-in licenceThe Assembly Line (UK) (original game: Pipe Mania)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players2 - turn based
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
995 ptas.
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoA demo version appeared on side A of covertape MicroHobby issue 199: Tape 22 (MicroHobby)
A demo version appeared on side B of covertape YS issue 54: Smash Tape 31 (Your Sinclair)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover demo; SAM Coupe version £11.99
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Pipe Mania
2. Pipe Mania II
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, NES and SAM Coupe
Score 7.58 (28 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator PipeMania.tzx.zip16,938(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
PipeMania.dsk.zip19,077(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator PipeMania.tap.zip20,218((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator PipeMania(ProeinSoftLine).tzx.zip17,047(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator PipeMania(TouchDown).tzx.zip16,965(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release5017783901061

Additional material
PipeMania.gif5,273(Loading screen)
PipeMania.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
PipeMania.gif5,528(In-game screen)
PipeMania.pdf39,867(English instructions)
PipeMania(ProeinSoftLine).pdf221,449(Spanish instructions)
PipeMania.png46,684(Game map)
PipeMania.jpg68,798(Cassette inlay)
PipeMania(ProeinSoftLine).jpg117,056(Re-release cassette inlay)
PipeMania(TouchDown).jpg81,802(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
ACE1.90page 10(News/Note - ref. "Pipe Dream") [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.90page 131(Preview) [full page]
ACE4.90page 59(Review) [full page]
ACE5.90page 110(Feature - Hot Off The Shelves) [full page]
Crash5.90page 19(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User5.90page 70(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.90page 88(Preview) [full page]
Crash6.90page 42(Review) [full page]
Games Machine6.90page 56(Review) [full page]
New Computer Express6.90page 412(Tips)
Your Sinclair6.90page 10(CoverGame) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.90page 31(Review) [full page]
Crash8.90page 36(Tips) [full page]
Crash8.90page 36(Hack/Poke) [full page]
ACE9.90page 77(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair9.90page 65(Feature - Complete Guide to Puzzle games)[full page]
Sinclair User11.90page 16(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.90page 48(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash1.91page 70(Review) [full page]
ACE2.91page 63(Feature - The ACE guide to THE GREATEST GAMES of all time (probably)) [full page]
New Computer Express5.91page 227(Hack/Poke)
Sinclair User8.91page 17(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User8.91page 26(Review) [full page]
Crash4.92page 44(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User4.92page 16(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User2.93page 31(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.93page 42(Review) [full page]
MicroHobby5.90page 28(Nuevo)[full page]

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Computer & Video Games4.90page 18(Full-page ad) [full page]
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Games Machine4.90page 72(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash5.90page 7(Full-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine5.90page 2(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User5.90page 6(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User5.90page 36(Offer) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.90page 4(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash6.90page 8(CompoEntry) [full page]
Crash6.90page 24(Full-page ad) [full page]
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ACE7.90page 39(Advert) [full page]
Crash7.90page 5(Advert) [full page]
Games Machine7.90page 35(Advert) [full page]
Crash8.90page 20(CompoResult) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.90page 49(CompoResult) [full page]

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