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In Chip's Challenge, the death messages occur in whenever any living Chip tile, defined as the moving Chip, any other Chip tiles, and the Swimming Chip, is killed.

MSCC[edit]

In Microsoft's version of Chip's Challenge, there are six messages, which note the cause of death. These messages can be edited using CCHack.

  • Ooops! Look out for creatures! - Chip was hit by a monster.
  • Ooops! Don't step in the fire without fire boots! - Chip stepped on fire without fire boots, except when finding the fire on the lower layer of the grid under a tile other than a block.
  • Ooops! Chip can't swim without flippers! - Chip stepped on water without flippers, except when finding the water on the lower layer of the grid under a tile other than a block.
  • Ooops! Don't touch the bombs! - Chip ran into a bomb, again unless he found it on the lower layer of the grid under a tile other than a block.
  • Ooops! Out of time! - Usually the rarest of the six, this results when the time limit expires.

In occurrences of the Transparency Glitch, a random death message may be shown as part of the result caused by the crash.

Chip's status is always kept by Chip's Challenge on coordinate [22, 32], which will allow the player to reset the status and avoid being killed by fatal obstacles.

Tile World[edit]

Tile World 2 has 11 different death messages. They are chosen randomly and depend only on whether the player ran out of time:

  • Messages that appear only when the player runs out of time:
    • "Well, that was an untimely demise."
    • "You do know there's a time limit on this level, right?"
    • "Look, we don't have all the time in the world!"
    • "Alert: The system has determined that you are either moving or thinking too slowly."
  • Messages that appear only when the player dies by means other than running out of time:
    • "Whoops... Let's try again."
    • "Why don't ya watch where you're going?"
    • "Getting killed can be injurious to Chip's health!"
    • "Uh-oh: Chip performed a fatal operation and was terminated."
    • "Hey, are you doing that on purpose?"
    • "Great, now look what you did!"
  • Messages that can appear regardless of cause of death:
    • "The idea here is to win the level, not lose it!"

As of Tile World 2.1, messages are stored in a separate, modifiable plaintext file called messages.txt, which is located in the res folder, allowing users to create their own death messages.

Chip's Challenge 2[edit]

Chip's Challenge 2, as well as the steam re-release of the original game, have two death messages, which cannot be edited:

  • OUT OF TIME (when the player runs out of time)
  • OOPS (all other deaths)

Trivia[edit]

  • The death messages have entered into Chip's Challenge folklore as catchphrases, which have been known to recall memories of Chip's Challenge in even the most infrequent players. The most well-known ones are generally Look out for creatures and Chip can't swim without flippers.

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