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Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 65
    Pipe Mania tries, with limited success, to introduce a bit more to the familiar gameplay you've likely played before.
  2. For $20, Pipe Mania is a solid game for fans of the classic. The lack of multiplayer is a serious misstep for any DS puzzler.
  3. If you haven't yet tried your hand at directing gunk around a board in order to score points, there are much better options out there than this.
  4. A polished remake of a retro classic, Pipe Mania's extra features build on the challenging core gameplay while the broad selection of modes provides hours of enjoyable pipe positioning fun.
  5. Despite some faults, Pipe Mania is a fun game that will keep you going for a while, as long as you can cope with the repetition.
  6. The constant wave of new ideas and alterations on the concept will keep you coming back for more. [Nov 2008, p.119]
  7. With plenty of puzzles, numerous game modes and two-player support (on PSP) PipeMania is a fun, tough puzzler that is different enough to other puzzlers on the market to warrant a purchase. Its quite severe learning curve might put off some people, but once you get in the pipe laying zone you'll find an incredibly addictive game.
  8. Pipe Mania is a great pick-up-and-play title that anyone can enjoy, especially with the smooth touch screen implementation the DS version brings to the table.
  9. A decent remake and one worth the attention of puzzle fans everywhere. [Nov 2008, p.104]
  10. This has much higher frustration factor than some puzzlers, but dammit, you're going to keep trying to beat it. [Dec 2008, p.68]
  11. Pipe Mania is a decent reinterpretation of a classic game, and as a puzzler, ranks pretty high on the historical hierarchy.
  12. Pipe Mania is an entertaining game, but it is sure to push your patience.
  13. Overall, Pipe Mania DS is a well-designed port of a classic game idea, and aside from a few control and implementation problems, is a continuously interesting title for those interested in classic arcade action on the DS.

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