Ben Joffe

PipePanic Help Page

This is a general help page for the PipePanic widget.

Instructions

Connect the green start pipe to the red end pipe using the pipes from the green tile. The more pipes you utilise the greater your score. The pipe network will be filled once the time expires or you manually fill the network by clicking 'Fill' or the green start pipe. The game will end prematurely if a leaky pipe is found when filling.

Scoring

  • 10 points for each pipe placed.
  • -10 points for each pope overwritten.
  • 5 points for each second remaining if you fill the network early.
  • -10 points for each unconnected pipe found when filling.
  • 50 points for each filled pipe.

Frequency

The pipes appear on the preview bar shuffled from a set frequency. Every 105 pipes will include the following:

  • 28 corner pieces.
  • 20 T pieces.
  • 18 vertical pipes.
  • 18 horizontal pipes.
  • 16 terminators.
  • 5 crosses.

Strategy

Familiarise yourself with the pipe frequency. Attempt to utilise every pipe offered to you overwriting as few as possible. Build speedily and occupy as much of the board as you can. Reserve part of the board for placing corner pieces, creating a winding snake from one side to the other. Filling early rewards a bonus.

Licence

This game is based off the game by TheGreenKnight: http://www.users.waitrose.com/~thunor/pipepanic/ which is under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991.

The pipe images used in this are licenced under the Free Art Licence - http://artlibre.org/licence/lal/en