How to Play Pipepanic
Join the green start-pipe and red end-pipe together using the pieces given to you via the preview bar on the left. The pipe shown in the rightmost square is the next available pipe for placement upon the game board. Once the timer reaches zero or you click on 'Fill Pipes' or the green start-pipe, the game board is cleared of any non-connecting 'dead' pieces and the system is flooded with liquid. If any leaks are found the liquid stops flowing, so to achieve the highest score you must cover as much of the game board as possible with a properly connected leakless pipe network.
10 points for placing a pipe upon the game board.
-10 points for placing a piece on top of an already existing pipe.
5 points for each second left on the timer if you fill the system early.
-10 points for each dead pipe left on the board once the system starts to flood.
50 points for each successfully flooded pipe.
The pipe pieces given to you on the preview bar are random, but are randomly selected from a suitable selection, so that if you require a certain piece to complete your network it won't be too long before it becomes available for use. There are many more vertical and horizontal pipes than the others.
The best approach is to place out the pieces given to you into a suitable design that will accommodate future pipes that have yet to appear on the preview bar, rather than simply attempting to connect one pipe to the next. The less pipes you waste through overwriting the higher your score will be.
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