Pipe Mania isn’t the same title as released in the early 90’s commercially, but was to be an unofficial clone of sorts done by Magna Media back in 1996. If I remember rightly, Commodore Scene once stated that a company was to release Pipe Mania, and we may have discounted it as being a re-release.
The preview has been out there for some time now thanks to a crack by Hitman. Although the preview states that the game will certainly be finished, it never was – and so all we have is a rather nice looking preview.
The presentation, graphics and sound are very good overall – and with some solid game play – this could have been a pretty good game had it been completed.
So why was the game canned exactly? Well, after the preview was done – the developers lost interest in the game and called time on it. So all that ever existed was this very preview unfortunately.
The name of the second lamer is slightly incorrect. Proper spelling is Tobias Korbmacher (+b)