PipeLand HD: How Good a Plumber Are You?

Price: $2.99

PipeLand HD: iPad App Written and Video Review

PipeLand HD for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here lately we’ve been witnessing something quite beautiful here at the iPhone App Review: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been seeing the birth of a brand new genre of game for iOS. It’s a stunning new horizon, now that the pipe-laying-flow-controlling genre has hit its prime—don’t worry, there’s got to be a better name out there somewhere. Either way, it’s apps like PipeLand HD by developer SnT Apps that are truly pushing the boundaries of what can be done here. It’s got all the puzzling action and twisting pipe laying you could want. And if you’re looking for our full review, you need only to scroll down below the break to find it!

Concept and Gameplay

If you have played any of the already existing pipe laying games to have arrived in the App Store, then you likely already have a pretty good handle on what PipeLand HD is like. What the app asks of you is pretty simple: You must direct the flow of certain liquids from a beginning point to another point somewhere else on the map. You do this by laying out sections of pipe, which are given to you in a specific order. In other words, you’ll need to look at what you’re being handed, and then quickly doll out the sections in a way that gets the materials where they need to go.

The game makes this harder for you by introducing several types of liquid, sectional choreography, multiple waypoints, and of course a running timer that comes with real pressure physics. It’s a fun mess, but we did find it a bit too hard at times. More on that in a second, though. For now, just know that the game comes with one heck of a lot of content.

Design and Graphics

PipeLand HD for iPhone

PipeLand HD for iPhone

Overall, the app looks pretty great. You’re going to need an iPad 2 or iPhone 4 to run it though, as the app is pretty intensive. Aside from this, we liked the layout and controls, though we do think the app has a very steep learning curve. It will take you a while to become accustomed to how everything works, and even then, the puzzles contained within will give your head a turn or two. This is hardly a bad thing, though it may turn off those who aren’t expecting a real challenge. Trust us— PipeLand HD is bloody hard!

Overall Value

But, at the end of the day, the price tag that comes with the app is certainly appropriate. There’s a whole lot of content to be had here, and the three dollars that you’ll pay is no big deal considering the returns. So in other words, if you’re looking for a new puzzler within the piping genre, and have three bucks to spare, this one is a very simple recommendation. Get it now!

PipeLand HDPipeLand HD requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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