Summary: The only game for the Nintendo DS that I could find that was like the original pipes game. Some pieces are hard to decipher just due to the small size of the DS screen. But mostly disappointing because its not as playable, or enjoyable, as the original. Review Update 11/4/09 After a several days of play I would kmodify my earlier comments: There is a mode called "Classic" that is very much like to original Pipes version.
Summary: This game is exactly what I hoped it would be. (I had previously played a no-name version of this game) There is a story line in the beginning, but I doesn't interrupt the gameplay. I love the challenge of fitting the proper pieces in order to build the pipeline within the allotted time. If you enjoy problem solving, this is definitely a fun game to play to kill time.
Summary: I'm not big on games but this game is totally addicting. It's a wild and crazy game! At first I had a hard time figuring it out but once I caught on it became exciting to play each new game. WOW!!! Who knew that these games could be so much fun. I play with this more then my kids do. It's great for all ages but I would recommend this more so for an older child since you need to have great eye-hand coordination.
Summary: My kids love this as much as I used to love 20 years back.First released in 1989 the basics of the game have changed little. It introduced a focus on fitting randomly selected pipe pieces together to construct an elaborate, and hopefully high-scoring, pipeline.But it's the pipes that are really the main attraction.