Plumber not quite the game you think it is... but still fun!

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One look at the icon or screenshots here and you'll assume that Plumber is a variant on the classic 1980's Pipemania arcade puzzle - and there are heavy similarities - but the core gameplay is significantly different. Meaning that Plumber has a charm of its own.

You'll remember the original Pipemania (if you're old enough) - the idea being to keep placing Pipe sections in such a way as to build a pipe to carry the always flowing ooze - in real time. Place them wrongly or too slowly and you've got a spillage and it's game over.

Plumber takes a similar concept but with already-placed pieces, any of which can be rotated in place by tapping on them. Moreover there are two very different games here ('Arcade' and 'Challenge'), using the same basic on-screen elements.

From the Store description:

Plumber is a free easy-to-use puzzle game with HD graphics in which your job is to prevent a flood from happening! Simply turn the different pipe pieces by touching them and connect them together to form a complete pipe. When you create a pipe, you will reduce the overall water levels. Make sure you anticipate a possible overflow! 

Two game modes are available: 
- Arcade mode: adjust as many pipes as you can before the water overflows (including bonuses/penalties) 
- Challenge mode: evolve through a series of varying difficulty levels (200 levels) 

With Plumber, you have to show adaptability by developing effective tactics to become an undisputed plumber! 

And here's Plumber in action:

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In Challenge mode, there's simply the puzzle to find A way to get water to the outlet. Unlike the original Pipemania, you don't have to worry about spillage from loose ends, which makes things easier. Despite the (water column) 'timer' on the right of the screen, there's no time pressue either, so take your time.

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In the faster-paced Arcade mode, there are columns of taps/outlets up each side, and finding one route for the water drops a row of pipe sections, Tetris-style. There are a number of power-ups (two shown here) to keep things interesting and challenging.

Not bad at all, a mode to suit all manner of puzzle fans. You can grab this for free (it's ad-supported, as you can see from the screenshots) here in the Windows Phone Store.

Source / Credit: Download from the Windows Phone Store