A tweet from
announces that Chip's Challenge 1
for Windows is now free
via Neutronbeam). This is a top-down puzzle game originally released for
the Atari Lynx in 1989 that came to Windows in 1992 via Microsoft Entertainment
Pack 4. This is a permanent price drop (elimination?) so the game is yours to
keep once you claim it. Here's a description:
Before Chip can join the Bit
Busters computer club and hang out with the girl of his dreams, Melinda the
Mental Marvel, he must solve all 144 challenging puzzles.
Your bird's-eye view can help Chip rush through the puzzles and mazes before
he's deleted by monsters, traps and the passage of time. Show Chip how to use
blocks of soil to overcome water traps and cherry bombs, find keys, and pick up
the computer chips which Chip needs to solve some puzzles.
Can you help Chip win the cold heart of his one true love and become an official
Bit Buster? If you can't, no one can!