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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 DOS Level 1 (Hercules)
Chip's Challenge DOS Title screen (EGA, Tandy)
Chip's Challenge DOS Level 1 (EGA, Tandy)
Chip's Challenge DOS Title screen (Hercules)

Promo Images

Chip's Challenge Magazine Advertisement
Chip's Challenge Screenshot
Chip's Challenge Screenshot
Chip's Challenge Other

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

PC Joker Oct, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Games-X Apr 26, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Nov, 1991 68 out of 100 68


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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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Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1686) added Chip's Challenge (DOS) on Sep 21, 2001
Other platforms contributed by J. Michael Bottorff (1759), firefang9212 (74398), Hipolito Pichardo (6082), Andreas Lange, Martin Smith (75931) and The cranky hermit (2946)