Chip's Challenge

aka: Chip's Challenge 1
Moby ID: 5012
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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 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!

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Average score: 79% (based on 31 ratings)


Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 68 ratings with 1 reviews)

A great adventure game. Possibly the only great adventure game by Microsoft.

The Good
Chip's challenge is an amazing game. It has massive levels and small levels and it's challenging. You play Chip, who's on a quest to collect all of the chips and get through Melinda's castle. You have to go through 149 levels to reach the end. The levels are huge and you have to avoid the monsters, walk through fire, face perilous situations and be the best to can be. Then, when you're all done with the game, go back and try to beat it in world record time or get the highest score. Trust me, there are sites out there dedicated to that stuff.

The Bad
Well, there really isn't much I didn't like except that the graphics aren't that great. But you can't really make stunning graphics with sprites. (programming stuff, you wouldn't understand.) It's still a great game though. Oh and after a while, it gets annoying when Chip keeps going "Ugh". You can turn that off though.

The Bottom Line
Chip's challenge is an awesome game. It's a great game where you journey through a strange world and have to avoid monsters and collect all of the chips. It's a race against time so don't be slow! Oh and look for clues in the title of the level like, "Southpole". Hint, hint. SOUTH = Down

Windows 3.x · by VortexS130 (73) · 2005


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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Game added by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe.

Lynx added by J. Michael Bottorff. SNES, Nintendo Switch, Genesis added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. Antstream added by firefang9212. Windows added by Hipolito Pichardo. Atari ST added by Andreas Lange. Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga added by Martin Smith. Windows 3.x added by The cranky hermit.

Additional contributors: Rebound Boy, Jeanne, lights out party, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack, heather sturmer.

Game added September 24, 2001. Last modified June 18, 2024.