Chips Challenge is the first puzzle game I every played. I remember my brothers and I playing it for hours on end, and evenly being kicked off the computer by our mother. We loved the game so much that once out mother left for work, we would unlock the computer with a paper clip (yes computers use to have locks on them) and play. My brothers and I were not the only ones that loved the game; our mother played it as well.
If we could not figure out a puzzle she would come down and help us out, it was not long before she started playing by her self.
The game was so simply designed that it made it such a treat to play. Unlike todayís games, there was no glimmer, special effect, movie clips to this game, just good old fun. There were about 150 levels in the game, each on was a new puzzle that you had to solve. To solve the puzzles, you move Chip, around the screen moving blocks, skating on ice, and collecting objects. Every level was different and challenged you in a new way. At the end of every level you get a password that lets you come back to the same level
again. The longer you play and the more levels you complete the more interesting and sometimes challenging the puzzles get.
Since this game is a puzzle game, easy to play and simple to learn it is perfect for anybody of any age to play this game. There are no violent scenes, or inappropriate langue in this game. Chips challenge is the perfect game for young children to play. It will keep them entertained for hours, and parents donít have to worry what their children might be learning from the computer. Parents can also play along with their children and help them threw the more challenging puzzles. Donít get the idea that this is a sappy childís game, because it is not. This game is ideal for any age and any level of skill. The more puzzles you solve the smarter you will feel.
Chips Challenge was designed as a free game installed with windows, and it was one of the best ever made. Unfortunately it never made it further then that, but there are many other games that have taken up the rains of great interactive puzzle games. Another great puzzle game is The Incredible Machines II, my new favorite puzzle game. Though Chips Challenge did not educate you in many things well you played like Incredible machines does, it is still a great game that everybody how loves puzzles should try.