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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 Level 2 is though
Chip's Challenge ZX Spectrum Opening story
Chip's Challenge Amiga Level 55 - Potpourri.
Chip's Challenge Atari ST Some of these blocks hide chips, this one hides death

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Chip's Challenge Screenshot
Chip's Challenge Other
Chip's Challenge Screenshot
Chip's Challenge Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Chip's Challenge 1" -- Steam title

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User Reviews

A great adventure game. Possibly the only great adventure game by Microsoft. Windows 3.x VortexS130 (105)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Lynx Dec 09, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Retro Gamer Lynx Apr, 2006 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Lynx Jun, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Portable Review Lynx Feb 05, 2006 33 out of 40 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Atari HQ Lynx 1995 8 out of 10 80
Play Time DOS Nov, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Mar 27, 1991 40 out of 100 40
Game Zero Lynx Feb, 1996 Unscored Unscored


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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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