025 – What a Bummeron October 24, 2011 at 12:01 am
[Melinda] My advice: Be ready to run and know where you’re running to. I hope the monsters don’t kill you too many times. Hopefully Yours, Melinda
I’ve been adverse to using the Line Tool when everything else is hand-drawn, but I gotta say this turned out really well. The force floors look almost exactly like the real game!
Chip’s Challenge is a game that remains fondly in the hearts of anyone who played it decades ago. It wasn’t my first PC puzzle game, but it was the first PC puzzle game that didn’t make me completely and utterly hate it when I came to a hard level. (And Melinda let you skip levels that you kept dying on, which was also a nice touch.)
Oh hey, by the way, the Links page has been updated with my Twitter account. A friend of mine sent me an invite when Twitter first started up, and I was like “ha ha what is this I’ll never use this”. I joined recently and I’m still slow at using it, but jeez I wish I would have made an account way back then so ALL THE NAMES I wanted weren’t already taken.
Man, I remembered this game. I had a blast playing it when I was younger. Hours and hours in front of the computer trying to get through all the levels (yeah right), and (re)reading through the helpful letters from Melinda that just seemed to end after a certain point…
Yeah, exactly. =D I can’t remember how many levels of it I beat, but it was a lot. I probably eventually stopped on one of the ones where you have to push like 30 blocks around to make a water bridge; those were my least-favorite (especially when there were fires underneath some of them!)
And every other step you took was Bummer!
…yeah, Chip’s Challenge > Demon’s Souls.
But nevertheless, I found this one hilarious. Seriously Jaron, keep it up. I’m stoked for the next issues. :] Favorite web comic, period.
I assume everyone played the extra 10-20 so levels with level numbers higher than the “last” level by inputting the code found in one of the previous levels written in dirt or some other terrain?
There’s also the credits level whose code is the 4 letter name of some guy in the “About” pop-up whose level number is between the “last” level and the start of the extra levels.
Yeah, I remember there was some code (like Ctrl+R or something) that allowed you to just go to whatever levels you wanted. And then even when you got to the end of that, there were more of them if you knew the codes. Back then it was all “WOW, secret levels!” Nowadays it’s just “Let me Google that; oh yeah okay, the code is XXXX.” =P