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Episode Info: Tweet#PA2028, Published by Atari Here I cover one of the best-known games of all time, Chip’s Challenge, released in September of 1989; it is one of the five launch titles for the original Atari Lynx. In this episode I’ve included a complete survey of the credits, gameplay, music, and sound effects for Chip’s Challenge. Plus, as usual, I have reviews, listener feedback, current prices, some trivia, and some fun facts about the game. So grab a bag of chips and munch down while you listen; this game is a real puzzler! CHIP’S CHALLENGE VITAL STATISTICSRelease Date: September of 1989Initial retail price: $34.95Cartridge: 128kb stereo cartridge available in all three styles (flat, ridged, and curved lip)Genre: Puzzle/maze game for one player.Screen/playfield orientation: landscape (horizontal).Other Ports: The Amstrad CPC (1990), Atari ST (1990), The Commodore Amiga (1990), The Commodore 64 (1990), DOS (1990), The ZX Spectrum (1990), Windows 3.x (1991) and Windows (2015).Sequels: Chip’s Challenge 2 for Windows (2015), Chuck’s Challenge 3D for Linux (2014), Macintosh (2014), Windows (2014), Android (2016), iPad (2016), and iPhone (2016)Levels: 144, plus 4 undocumented special levels.Carton:  Full-color standard-tab regular-size carton (5 3/8″ by 4 3/8″ by 7/8″). There were two styles: one with the gray vertical band of Lynx font faux embossed broken x’s along the right side of the carton, and one without the band.Manual: A 24-page (including front and back covers) stapled regular-sized booklet manual in monochrome, measuring the usual 4 7/8” high by 3 ¾” wide.Languages: As far as I can determine, the manual was available in the U.S. in an English version only. CHIP’S CHALLENGE  CREDITS Developer: Epyx, Inc.Original Design: Chuck SommervilleArt: Paul VernonSound and Music: Alex (LX) RudisLevel Design: Bill Darrah, James Donald, Peter Engelbrite, Victoria Hanson, R.G. Gowdy, Stephen Jungels, Scott Nelson, Chuck Sommerville, Pete WierzbickiTesting: Dung Dang, Bob Friesen, John McGowan, Tom Schumacher, Cynthia Sommerville, Glen Yamakawa, Robert ZalotAdditional Art: Arthur KochSpecial Thanks: Steve Landrum, Robert J. (RJ) Mical, Dave Needle LYNXED INNew Podcast for the Atari 8-Bit Computers! There’s another Atari podcast in town, and that town is actually in New Zealand. The XLXE Podcast covers Atari 8-bit computers and other shenanigans. It is hosted by Adam and Bob, and they’re very informative and a lot of fun to listen to, especially with those funny accents. It really is great to hear a podcast about Atari from someplace other than the USA. Plus they’ve already got two episodes up on the feeds already. But be warned: it’s not NSFW. So plug in your earbuds and give this wonderful podcast a try. You can find the podcast at their Twitter page here. Let’s All Give the Retro Video Gamer Forums Some Love! The administrators of The Retro Video Gamer forums has sent out a call to arms to...
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