Pipe V - Famicom

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!