Parents' Guide to

Pipe Trouble

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Adaptation of classic arcade game gets overly political.

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Whether PIPE DREAM is a good game may well depend on your political beliefs. The game is very much a propaganda tool about the dangers of natural gas mining, and it's very anti-business. That could be enough of a distraction to permanently annoy some players.

The heavy political message is frustrating, since the game is built off the framework of the '90s arcade hit Pipe Dream, which is a challenging, fun puzzle game. That fun is overshadowed this time around, though.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: February 27, 2013
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Version: 1.18.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: July 13, 2020

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