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Chip's Challenge

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Atari ST
ZX Spectrum
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Nerdy Chip desperately wants to join the "Bit Busters" computer club, led by Melinda the Mental Marvel. However, before she'll let him in, he must prove his intelligence by passing the initiation test. 149 increasingly difficult levels, including a few hidden ones, await Chip in this tile-based puzzle game. Use tools such as keys, and special shoes to bypass obstacles. Manipulate switches to and use dirt blocks to build bridges across waterways. Avoid enemy creatures, grab all the computer chips in the level, and hurry to the exit: On top of everything else, there's a time limit!


Chip's Challenge ZX Spectrum Opening story
Chip's Challenge Amstrad CPC I will need to avoid those monsters.
Chip's Challenge Atari ST Level 3 has many power-ups, needed at different times
Chip's Challenge DOS Title screen (EGA, Tandy)

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User Reviews

A great adventure game. Possibly the only great adventure game by Microsoft. Windows 3.x VortexS130 (85)

The Press Says

Player One Lynx Oct, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Lynx Jun, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 77 out of 100 77


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Enhanced version

An enhanced-graphics version of Chip's Challenge appears in Microsoft Entertainment Pack 4.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best Lynx Game in 1990

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