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Chip's Challenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
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 Amstrad CPC If you finish all the lessons, you can take Melinda to the Bit Busters e-prom.
Chip's Challenge Atari ST Not everything is as it seems on here
Chip's Challenge Amstrad CPC I fell in the water
Chip's Challenge Atari ST Found the chips in a line

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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

Power Play Lynx Jun, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1993 83 out of 100 83
Portable Review Lynx Feb 05, 2006 33 out of 40 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
IGN Lynx Jul 06, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Atari HQ Lynx 1995 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Lynx Feb 26, 2004 C 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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