Chip's Challenge

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ZX Spectrum
Amstrad CPC
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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 Amiga Level 55 - Potpourri.
Chip's Challenge Amstrad CPC Opening story
Chip's Challenge Lynx Title Screen
Chip's Challenge Amiga Level 40 - Floorgasborg.

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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
The Atari Times Lynx Dec 09, 2004 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1991 835 out of 1000 84
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Megablast Lynx 1992 82 out of 100 82
IGN Lynx Jul 06, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 77 out of 100 77
Info Amiga Mar, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 7.2 out of 12 60
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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Enhanced version

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


  • 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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