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Description

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!


Screenshots

Chip's Challenge Amiga Level 50 - Dig Dirt.
Chip's Challenge Atari ST The central blue blobs are teleports
Chip's Challenge DOS Level 1 (VGA)
Chip's Challenge Amiga Level 144 - Fireflies.

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Player One Lynx Oct, 1990 90 out of 100 90
neXGam Lynx 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Atari HQ Lynx 1995 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1991 8.6 out of 12 72
Play Time DOS Nov, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 7.2 out of 12 60

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Trivia

Enhanced version

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

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • January 1992 (Issue 16) - Cf's all time Top Ten Essential Mega Games
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best Lynx Game in 1990

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