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Chip's Challenge

DOS - 1991

Year
1991
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Strategy
Theme
Puzzle-Solving
Publisher
Epyx, Inc.
Developer
Epyx, Inc.
Perspectives
3rd-Person, Top-Down
4.36 / 5 - 58 votes

Description of Chip's Challenge

Discover Chip's Challenge, an excellent game of 1991. With 3rd-person, top-down perspective, the publisher Epyx, Inc. had wonderful ideas around puzzle-solving.

More commonly known as the best game in Microsoft's Windows Entertainment Pack series and one of the most innovative games ever made for any system, Chip's Challenge was actually first released by Epyx in 1990 with little fanfare. The game even has a neat plot for an action game: Chip is a love-starved nerd who's desparate for a date with Melina, a fellow nerd (nerdette?). To prove that he's worthy of her attention, Chip must go through dozens of rooms to get to Melanie. Unlike a typical puzzle game in which every level presents only slight variations on the same theme, Chip's Challenge offers such a wide range of tasks to perform and sub-goals to reach on your way to the exit, that no two levels feel the same. The main goal is to escape, but the subtasks needed to accomplish this varies so widely that it's impossible to find a universal strategy. Among other things, Chip will negotiate mazes, race against time limits, avoid thieves, turn off force fields, deal with water, fire, and ice hazard, avoid chip-eating creatures. And he must do all this in addition to collecting all the computer chips on the level to open the exit door. The seemingly endless variety of levels is what makes Chip's Challenge so addictive, since different levels require different strategies to finish. Some levels require doing things in a certain sequence; others have lots of possibilites but only one answer, and still others require precise timing and fast movement. Most levels, however, emphasize quick thinking over reflexes, so anyone who is not blessed with lightning-fast reflexes shouldn't feel too intimidated. Last but not least, the interface in Chip's Challenge is extremely friendly, and encourages replayability. Chip has an unlimited number of lives, so you can redo a level as often as you want until you solve it. If you fail too often, the game will even generously let you skip the current level. Best of all, the first eight levels are tutorials that gradually introduce new gameplay elements so that players will not be overwhelmed. Overall, this is one of the best puzzle games ever made, and a must-have for every puzzle gamer, especially experts who have frowned at easy games. Two thumbs up! Note: There actually WAS Chip's Challenge II, a sequel to this game that was finished but never released (read this page for the full story). The next best thing is to download and play Tile World, a fanmade "emulator" that allows you to play the original levels plus hundreds of homemade levels created by fans of the game.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

#12955

Alester Moser added this comment on 2014-08-26 :

Doesn't work for Windows 8 :(

#12076

Megatrond added this comment on 2014-06-04 :

It does work. Run it in dosbox, noobs.

#11916

Kash* added this comment on 2014-05-24 :

Ive been looking for this game for a super longtime.I sooo love thisngame I played it regularly when I was like 5 or 6 years of age. And I have been hammering my husband about this game for a while now.how do I get to play this game on my android????? pleae help.I couldnt remeber the gmaes name up until I searched through all and rad through the ones who does not habe its theme picture on it...so I saw the word chip some whre and it clicked.so I typed in Mr chips...lol and its called chips challenge...OMY HELP ME GET THISNGAME AGAIN.PRETTY PLEASE!!!!

#11542

kory added this comment on 2014-05-02 :

You might be interested in playing my version of chips challenge: http://rpgmaker.net/games/6280/ You'll need the rtp for it.
http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/download/additional/run-time-packages

#11147

Gajeel added this comment on 2014-04-08 :

I love chips

#11097

PissedoffGamer added this comment on 2014-04-05 :

Doesn't work!
GATY

#10864

Gumbo Limbo added this comment on 2014-03-21 :

Bummer. Incompatible w/Win7 64 bit.

#10632

Really added this comment on 2014-03-07 :

theres no nostalgia when everything is redone... i disprove .. i think im nor mad than when i downloaded a remake of CONTRA on xbox live

#10477

Laura Fernanda dos S.M.D added this comment on 2014-02-20 :

I LOVE THIS GAME!!!

#10432

p added this comment on 2014-02-18 :

hi

#8495

Joko added this comment on 2013-09-16 :

Thanks for letting me be that young kid again who enjoyed this game way too much.

#5431

astroboy added this comment on 2012-12-31 :

I played this all the time as a kid and it was my first addiction to anything hahaha. Chip is my hero.

#5002

dima added this comment on 2012-11-02 :

i played this game when i was a kid, i cant wate to play it again

#3898

HAMMERFLYINGSCOTSMANWIZARD added this comment on 2012-07-07 :

I am made complaint about Chips Challenge is not working
on X64 AND X86

#3205

sahil added this comment on 2012-03-19 :

nice game

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