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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 Atari ST Not everything is as it seems on here
Chip's Challenge Lynx Intro Screen
Chip's Challenge Commodore 64 Depending on from which direction you step on them, teleporters teleport you to different places
Chip's Challenge Atari ST This level is basically a chase effort of timing

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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
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
Portable Review Lynx Feb 05, 2006 33 out of 40 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Apr, 1990 28 out of 40 70
Info Amiga Mar, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Mar 27, 1991 40 out of 100 40


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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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