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By DF Design

A shoot and dodge-em up

All done in the best possible taste !

 Can you achieve mega-turd status?


 The Story


Introducing Turdesley, in the first of his adventures.

It's a tough life being flushed away. Guide him in his travels down the pipe.

Dodge or shoot all manner of nasties with his trusty condo-cannon.

Travel through the worlds 'Pipe Central', 'Skull City' and the 'Kingdom of Mighty Two'.

Destroy Mighty Two and head to the sea, it's as simple as that.


 The game


 Pressing Fire will suck in our Hero's cheeks and send him down for quick fire shooting.

 Up and fire together for stationary shooting.

 Pressing down will again shrink Turdesley for quick movement and to get through narrow passageways.

 Follow the signs and arrows which show the way to the exit points.

 Energy blobs can be released by shooting multiple nasties, so fire that condo-cannon like Neo !

 Beware of the moving blobs which will zap energy as well as pipes and other scenery.


There are 3 skill levels:


 Mister Whippy (easy)


Rock hard clinker (hard)

 Only by completing the hard level can you achieve full status!




Q                     -           Up

A                     -           Down

O                     -           Left

P                     -           Right

M/Space          -           Fire

H                    -           On-Hold mode

 S                    -            Press on title screen to change skill/controls

Sinclair joystick supported


There are 48k and 128k versions of the game:

The 48k version can be played on all 48k/128k/Next ZX Spectrum models (the beeper music sounds best if played in 48k mode)

The 128k version has AY music, extra speech and extra graphics


The Credits


 Design & Coding :  DF Design

Graphics and artwork :  Lobo plus Andy Green (additional graphics)

48k Beeps, burps, farts and additional graphics :  Rich 'Tufty' Hollins

AY music:  CJ Echo (128k)

Phaser 3 beeper engine:  Shiru

Font: Gabriele Amore

 Turdesley is based on a character created by Davey Sludge


Additional Coding:


Luca Bordoni

Mike 'The Hitman' van der lee

Seb Braunert


Testers (spammed until they relented)

 Lee Chops Stevenson

Tony Kingsmill

Pedro Pimenta

Richard Hawkins

Rod Bell

Paul Davies

Thanks to Seb 'King Seudster' Braunert for all the help, advice, motivation and the creation of the official Seud Facebook group, which has now seen multiple great new SEUD games created.

If not used to playing ZX Spectrum games on a PC you will need a ZX Spectrum emulator program such as FUSE which is free to download.

Runs on all 48K and 128K ZX Spectrums

Physical tape release available to buy from Phoenixware including the 48K and 128K versions of the game on the same tape.

Down the Pipe - Out Now! - Phoenix Ware



New easier 48k version for wimps is also included to download.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorDF Design
Tagsbeeper, Retro, ZX Spectrum


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Down_the_pipe_48k_release.zip 7 MB
Down_the_pipe_48K.tap 45 kB
DTP_48K_V3_easier.tap 45 kB
DTP_128K.tap 57 kB

Development log


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128k version added to download

Easier 48k version added to download

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ZX Beeper theme music mp3 included in the download