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This FAQ was made for the NES FAQ Completion Project. You could contribute to  
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Table of Contents
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1. - Controls
2. - Game Mechanics
3. - Strategies
4. - Disclaimer
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1. - Controls
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D-Pad    - Move Cursor
A then B - Place Right Pipes
B        - Place Left Pipes
Start    - Pause
Select   - Change Level
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2. - Game Mechanics
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At first glance, you would assume this is a Pipe Dream knock off. In a sense, 
it is, but in another, it's a whole different version. Think of comparing chess 
to 3D chess. What it has in common with the original Pipe Dream is that the 
goal is to let the water run through the pipes in the pattern that you make. 
Just like in Pipe Dream, the blocks disappear as the water goes through it so 
you cannot use those tiles again. The point is to simply travel the distance of 
tiles that is given below the round number.

The main difference however, is the fact that there are different levels of 
pipes which adds a whole new dimension to the game, actually three dimensions. 
By pressing select, you can cycle through the levels. You will see the valves 
and open pipes scattered across each area. The valves will go down a level and 
the open pipes will go up a level. The change in levels also kill a good amount 
of time. Whenever the water hits those level changers, it takes a few seconds 
before it will start on the new level as well. 

Now that you have a good idea of how to actually play the game, it's time to 
describe the confusing HUD. Check below for a drawn layout of the HUD and I 
will describe it in more depth below.
 
ROUND    : XX                P1SCORE:XXXXXX
DISTANCE : XX
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|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |
|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| | |__|__|__|
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | |  |  |  |
|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| | |__|__|__|
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | |  |  |  |
|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| | |__|__|__|
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | |##|^V|##|
|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| | |__|__|__|
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | |  |  |  |
|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| | |__|__|__|
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | |  |  |  |
|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| | |__|__|__|
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | |  |  |  |
|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| | |__|__|__|

L#     LEFT PIECES          RIGHT PIECES

 * The round in the top left is what level you are on.

 * The distance in the top left is how many tiles you have to travel through
    to complete the round.

 * The P1 Score in the top right corner is your score for the round.

 * The large set of tiles on the left side is your playing field where you lay
    the pipes.

 * The L# in the bottom left is what level you are on.

 * The piece listed as left pieces in the bottom is what your next five pieces
    will be when you just hit B. The right most pipe will be the next piece you 
    lay down.

 * The piece listed as right pieces in the bottom is what your next five pieces
    will be when you hold A and then hit B. The left most pipe will be the next
    piece you lay down.

 * The straight line in the middle is the timer. When the timer hits the bottom
    of the line, the water will begin moving from whatever pipe it is stuck in.

 * The right section is a little confusing at first. The left number is what 
    level you are on and the right number is what level the water is on. The
    top half of that screen is the level you are on, the center tile is where 
    your cursor is and the surrounding tiles are the tiles around you. The 
    bottom half of that screen is the level the water is on, the center tile is
    where your cursor is and the surrounding tiles are the tiles around it.

Now that the HUD is explained, I think it's important to describe the types of 
tiles and pipes you will run into along the game. The first four tiles below 
are the tiles that will be there from the start. They can go in any direction 
but for the sake of not drawing them over and over, I will make them all go 
down. The left of those four will be the starting tile, the next tile is the 
valve which goes up or down a level, the next tile is an open pipe which goes 
down a level, and the right most tile is a closed pipe which up a level. The 
set of tiles below it is pipes you can place. Also, please excuse my poor ASCII 
skills, I'm sure you can figure it out.
                ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________                
               |  _______  |  _______  |  _______  |  _______  |
               | |       | | | \ | / | | |       | | |  ___  | |
               | |   S   | | |__\|/__| | |  XXX  | | | |   | | |
               | |       | | |  /|\  | | |  XXX  | | | |   | | |
               | |       | | | / | \ | | |       | | | |   | | |
               |___________|___________|___________|___________|
 ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ 
|    ___    |    ___    |    ___    |    ___    |           |           | 
|   |   |   |  _|   |   |   |   |_  |  _|   |_  |  _______  |  _____    |
|   |   |   | |     |   |   |     | | |_     _| | |_______| | |_    |   |
|   |   |   | |_____|   |   |_____| |   |___|   |           |   |   |   |
|   |___|   |           |           |           |           |   |___|   |
|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
|   ______  |
|  |     _| |
|  |    |   |
|  |____|   |
|___________|

One last note is that in some levels there will be a monster jumping from tile 
to tile. They won't destroy your pipes but you can't lay pipes where they are 
so you have to work around them. I suggest trying to ignore them the best as 
you can because they move too quickly to trap. They can move from the left side 
to the right side or top to bottom by being along the edges but can only move 
one tile at a time. They also can't change levels. 
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3. - Strategies
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Since I already described how to play the game above, let's describe some 
strategies on how to get as far as possible in the game. 

 JUST LASTING
     This is the most obvious strategy and in a way, it's the simplest. The 
     fact of the matter is at times, the best thing to do is just make long 
     lines and trying to last as long as possible. This will work great at 
     first so you get a hang for the game.

 SMALL ZIG ZAGS
     Small zig zags could take up a good amount of time and space in a small
     area. What I mean is to only use angles to connect each other in a small
     section and if you get enough angles, to go across the whole level. Look 
     below for an idea of how to make small zig zags. The lines will be the 
     break in the tiles.

                     XX
                     XX  
                     XXXX|XXXX
                     XXXX|XXXX
                            XX
                            XX
                            --
                            XX
                            XX
                     XXXX|XXXX
                     XXXX|XXXX
                     XX
                     XX

 LARGE ZIG ZAGS
     The large zig zags are similar to the small zig zags but mainly focusing
     on straight pipes instead of angled pipes. Check below for a similar chart
     as above.

     XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXX
     XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXX
                                                    XX
                                                    XX
                                                    --
                                                    XX
                                                    XX
     XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXX
     XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXXXXXX|XXXX
 
 CHANGING LEVELS
     Each time the water changes level, the timer to start moving resets. I 
     suggest making a path to the lowest level to buy as much time as possible
     and then work on bigger sections of pipes.

 CROSSING PIPES
     The crossing pipes are the pipes in the shape of a plus sign. You can 
     waste a good amount of space this way by using even fewer tiles. Take 
     advantage of the cross tiles every chance you get.
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4. - Disclaimer
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