Plumbers Don't Wear Ties (Lost PC Version of 3DO Game; 1994)


Plumbers Don't Wear Ties (PC version)
Photo of the PC version.
Photo of the PC version.
Status Lost

Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties is a 1994 adult romantic comedy game for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer console. Though self-described as an interactive full motion video game, the gameplay is closer to that of a visual novel, as the bulk of the story is revealed through a slideshow, with only the opening cutscene actually presented in video form.

The plot of the game is that the two main characters, John and Jane, are both pressured by their parents into getting married. The two meet by chance in a parking lot and the player inputs various story choices throughout the game in an attempt to get them together. However, due to the small impact many of these choices have on the story, along with the terrible production values, cheesy writing and acting, nonsensical story elements (such as a rapist boss chasing Jane through a public area or a battle between narrators), as well as the aforementioned misleading branding, the game was panned by critics upon release and is infamously considered to be one of the worst video games of all time.[1]

After its release, the game was largely forgotten until the early 2010s, when it received a new burst in popularity from internet critics such as the Angry Video Game Nerd. However, while the 3DO version is the most well-known version on the Internet, the game was originally released on PC, developed by United Pixtures and published by Unica. Outside of a brief mention on the back cover of the 3DO version, the only proof of the PC version's existence is a review published by PC Gamer magazine and a photograph of the jewel case taken from a blog called Retro Gaming Life.[2] No video footage of the PC version is known to exist.

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References

  1. Wikipedia page for the game Retrieved 22 Oct '16.
  2. Retro Gaming Life post about the PC version Retrieved 22 Oct '16.

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Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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Most of this article is plagiarized straight from Wikipedia.
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Gilby1385

3 months ago
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Yeah, that's the best info I can get at the moment. In fact, a lot of info in most pages on this website is plagiarized from various website, Wikipedia being one of the most common.
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Kobochat

3 months ago
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If you see something that's plagiarized, point it out. Don't use it as an excuse to plagiarize your own articles.
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Gilby1385

3 months ago
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Okay, sorry.
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Anonymous user #2

3 months ago
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You know it's possible for a game magazine to get a copy of a game which is pulled before general release? I can't think of any examples right now but I think there are a few Amiga/DOS/Spectrum games which were reviewed in magazines only to not actually ever be released for the public.

Could be the case with this game. Just saying.
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Gilby1385

3 months ago
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I agree.
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Reynard

3 months ago
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Same thing with "Coolsville". A French magazine got some info about the game and seems to have played it, even though it was cancelled.

http://lostm...;_1994-1998)
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ApolloJustice

2 months ago
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Mother 1 was also in Nintendo Power, although it had already been renamed Earthbound http://earth...04/eb0np.jpg
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Anonymous user #3

3 months ago
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plumbers don't wear porn..or do they?
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Flashbcaks

2 months ago
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would anyone be interested in having that PC Gamer article transcribed? figure there might be some out there who might struggle reading it :0
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Kobochat

2 months ago
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Here's a slightly bigger version: http://24.me...bo1_1280.jpg
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Anonymous user #4

2 months ago
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This game isn't lost.

The anrgy video game nerd reviewed it
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Dash Master 48

2 months ago
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Yes, but I assume the version he was reviewing was the 3DO version.
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YouTubeFan43

1 months ago
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It was.

The PC version isn't found yet.
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