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Chip's Challenge

DOS - 1991

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Commodore 64

Released in
United States
Epyx, Inc.
Epyx, Inc.
3rd-Person, Top-Down
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.73
4.33 / 5 - 100 votes

Description of Chip's Challenge

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. 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

Comments and reviews

foodlici 2016-06-14 0 point DOS version

doesn't work for windows 7 hiks

Nickcc 2016-04-29 0 point

In case you don't already know, the original version of Chip's Challenge 2 has been updated and released on Steam.

raidernationhef 2016-03-27 0 point

Can ANYBODY tell me if there is a download for "BAGMAN"... the 80s video game where the robbers have to get the bags of loot b4 the cops get them...???

Sad Dads 2016-02-07 0 point

You can play it online in your browser. Can't post the link so just google it.

chips2 2015-06-03 3 points DOS version

hey ! the chips challenge II was released on May 28th ! iand it works with 64 bits !

blondie 2015-04-22 -2 points DOS version

I love this game

Lynxpro 2015-03-15 -2 points DOS version

This game was a hit, but on the platform it was originally released on…the Atari Lynx.

Alester Moser 2014-08-26 -5 points DOS version

Doesn't work for Windows 8 :(

Megatrond 2014-06-04 1 point DOS version

It does work. Run it in dosbox, noobs.

Kash* 2014-05-24 -4 points DOS version

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 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 I saw the word chip some whre and it I typed in Mr and its called chips challenge...OMY HELP ME GET THISNGAME AGAIN.PRETTY PLEASE!!!!

kory 2014-05-02 0 point DOS version

You might be interested in playing my version of chips challenge: You'll need the rtp for it.

Gajeel 2014-04-08 0 point DOS version

I love chips

PissedoffGamer 2014-04-05 -4 points DOS version

Doesn't work!

Gumbo Limbo 2014-03-21 -4 points DOS version

Bummer. Incompatible w/Win7 64 bit.

Really 2014-03-07 0 point DOS version

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

Laura Fernanda dos S.M.D 2014-02-20 0 point DOS version


p 2014-02-18 -1 point DOS version


Joko 2013-09-16 -1 point DOS version

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

astroboy 2012-12-31 -1 point DOS version

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

dima 2012-11-02 -1 point DOS version

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

HAMMERFLYINGSCOTSMANWIZARD 2012-07-07 -2 points DOS version

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

sahil 2012-03-19 1 point DOS version

nice game

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