Thursday, November 06, 1997 2:53 PM
I have a tip that works for EVERY level. Here is a method for "setting" the time clock so you get the maximum length out of the first second.
1. Press Ctrl-P to go to the previous level.
2. Press the spacebar to let that level begin.
3. Watch the clock. As soon as any second ticks off, hit Ctrl-N very quickly.
4. Now you are back to the level you wish to play, and whenever you begin, the clock should give you the "full" first second.
This should allow you to knock off that "extra" second that seems so elusive on levels where you are "close".
Friday, April 10, 1998 3:27 PM
Here's a speed tip which will work on all levels contaning ice, force floors or teleports.
After stepping off either of these, Chip gets a "free move". The next move can be executed immediately after executing the move which brought him on the ice/force floor/teleport in the first place. The same goes for stepping off after a long ice/force floor ride. This way you'll earn a whole move, or 0.2 seconds.
Also, another way to set the game clock in order to get the full length of the first second: Select the level you want to play, exit the game, and restart it. The first second will now last for a whole second, and in addition all the teeth monsters are "reset". The teeth move one square for every 2 squares Chip moves, and you never know if the teeth are moving during the 1st or 2nd turn of a game (it's quite randomly). Using this trick forces the teeth to move at the same times in every game, it's handy in for example level 19 and 64.
Thursday, April 30, 1998 3:34 PM
One of my favorite levels is 53-traffic cop, because the hint is untrue. I feel this is a valuable life lesson (one of the many contained in the game) and that is to investigate on your own, try for yourself and certainly dont believe everything you read.