Chip’s Challenge is a fun, tile-based puzzle game that runs on Windows XP and older (originaly designed for Windows 3.x). The game starts out with easy tutorial levels then gradually progresses to genuinely challenging brain teasers.
The scope of Chip’s Challenge is to collect every computer chip in one level before you can progress to the next. You have a total of 149 levels, each one more challenging than the last. There’s a time limit, but usually you get ample time to solve a level (solving it faster gives you a higher score though). Likewise, there’s an infinite number of lives at your disposal should you fail at any time, sending you back to the start of a level.
The obstacles you’ll face are diverse and interesting. Key hunts will be a staple challenge, but you’ll also have to contend with block puzzles, hazards such as monsters or bugs, or various floor tiles that hinder or outright halt your progress without the correct inventory item. Ice floors, for example, will send you flying in any one direction without ice skates. Fire will burn poor Chip instantly without fire shoes. Most of the puzzles in Chip’s Challenge require pure brain power mixed with some good reflexes to solve. The increasingly difficult puzzles will give most people a run for their money and offer hours of quaint entertainment.
System Requirements: 80386 CPU, 512 KB RAM, Win3.x
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