Pipe V

Pipe V - Famicom

Pipe V

I was looking online for must play famicom games and one title kept popping up, Mr. Gimmick.  Problem is there are none for sale on eBay so I decided to do the next best thing, get a Pirate Cart.  For some reason the Pipe V is what its called.

Pipe V - Famicom

So I was super excited when the cart came in the mail the other day. I popped it in the Famicom and everything was awesome!

Pipe V - Famicom

The first level was gonna start then something weird started happening. There was no floor…

Didn’t matter what you did, just kept falling into the water and dying. I was super bummed, didn’t matter what I did it wouldn’t work.

So fast forward 4 days and I read something online that set off an alarm in my head. Pirate copies are made to work with famiclones not the original console. So when I got home I grabbed my Yobo NES and famicom converter and plugged it in.

Pipe V - Famicom

Pipe V - Famicom

Yay it worked!! There’s a floor now! I was super excited so I got up early this morning to try it out. It’s a super cute platformer that is challenging, that’s why the pirate cart has 30 lives on it.

Pipe V - Famicom

I haven’t completed the whole first level yet, I had to get ready for work but check out these screenshots I took.

Pipe V - Famicom

Star projectiles Gimmick throws that bounce around.

Pipe V - Famicom

I think this is the level boss. I think he was one of the “toys” that was in the box at the beginning.

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Well that’s as far as I got so far, but look for my 1 hour First Impressions soon!

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Alana Dunitz

I’m a girl gamer who still feels like she’s 14, and just happens to be a wife and the mother. I’m also mom to awesome kitties! I grew up playing classic Nintendo with my dad and brother and I’ve been hooked on games ever since then. I’ve owned every single Nintendo console with the exception of the Virtual Boy, and discovered the Famicom and Super Famicom. I have a large gaming room in my basement and a huge collection of retro games and Nintendo paraphernalia including a lot of awesome plushies, and action figures. Besides gaming I love to draw and paint, especially 8 bit and pixel video game characters! I’m also a huge fan of game themed tattoos and I have two of my own, a Princess Peach from Paper Mario on my ribs and a tattoo of Mega Man and a paintbrush on my right forearm! I own my own website and blog at retrogamergirl.com so be sure to check it out for lots of awesome retro game goodness and follow me on twitter @retrogamergirls