Chips Challenge (1990)

Published by
U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developed by
Epyx, Inc.

Also For
Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Antstream, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Lynx, Windows, Windows

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Chips Challenge is a puzzle game, originally from the Atari Lynx.



Chip would do anything for Melinda the Mental Marvel. More than
anything because he wanted to join Melinda’s exclusive computer
club – the Bit Busters. So you can imagine how Chip felt when
Melinda sat down next to him in the school cafeteria and offered
him membership… on one condition.

Take control of Chip as he does some heavy interfacing with a few
interesting puzzles. Melinda will monitor your progress as you
enter and work your way through 144 levels of challenging
maze-like paths and puzzles. Once you accept the challenge,
there’s no escape. Monsters, traps and the ticking of the clock
all conspire to delete you before a level is completed.

You must ram blocks of soil together to create bridges over water
traps, or use them as buffers against cherry bombs. Invisible
partitions will impede your progress. Coloured keys will open
doors that kead to other keys that will open still more doors!
To make it through, you must keep puzzle sequences stored in your

Most levels have a specific number of chips that you must collect
before you can progress to the next level. Sometimes you must
snatch those chips from under the very noses of deadly bugs who
are just aching to take a byte out of you!


Well Chip, are you still up for the challenge? You can’t get that
Bit-Busters T-shirt out of your system, can you? OK buddy, make
tracks for level one of Chip’s Challenge!


Chips Challenge was more famous on the Atari Lynx but I was not rich enough to own one one of them.  So it was a joy when this was released on the Spectrum.

For me this was one of the best puzzle games id played certainly on the spectrum.

Nice clear colour graphics and puzzle learning curve is just about right give this game a go if you like puzzle game.