"You control the fate of Lemmings, cute little creatures who will willingly fall off cliffs or jump into spinning blades – unless you are able to stop them, that is."
"Forward, March!" is the only command you might expect an adorable green-haired troop of Lemmings to obey. These ramblin' rodents, who star in Sunsoft's Lemmings for the Genesis, march aimlessly and habitually forward without any regard for the impending doom that awaits them.
ProTip: Because solving a level often involves quick action at the outset, pause the game and survey the path to freedom. While pausing, you can also place your cross hairs on the Lemming you want to transform.
You must save these fuzzy fellers from themselves by forging a safe escape route for them. To cope with the synapse-splitting obstacles on each level, you assign special skills to individual lemmings, transforming them from Walkers (their natural state) into Climbers, Miners, Bashers, Floaters, Bombers, Blockers and so one. There are 180 mindboggling levels, each with its own catchy tune. Luckily, you receive passwords.
Lemmings is most fun as a two-player, split-screen match, where you try to save your Lemmings and impede your opponent's at the same time.
As in the SNES version of this game, there's a point-and-click interface. The Genesis version, however, lacks the option of warping around the map. The shading of the background illustrations is excellent, although there isn't much detail on the Lemmings themselves.
Nonetheless, Lemmings is a highly addicting game that calls for both wits and quick reactions. Try Lemmings and become the leader of the pack.
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"Just what the heck are HUMANS?... and what are they doing in a video game anyhow?" We know... we've heard it before, they're strange... they're ugly... they're stupid. But there's more to these HUMANS than meets the eye, for inside each and every one of them is a small but usable brain. Working as a team and discovering new tools is the key to survival in this cruel world of chaos and carnivores. It's an action-filled race against time, where you score points by finishing levels with as many of your tribesmen intact as HUMAN-ly possible (which isn't that easy when it comes down to survival of the fittest). With Gametek's Sega Genesis version of HUMANS, the only missing link is you!
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It's another case of Lemming see, Lemming do. Sunsoft's SNES-to-NES Lemmings translation continues our addicting love/hate relationship with the cute, cuddly, suicidal little fellas.
As is their wont, the green- haired munchkins, known as Lemmings, tramp merrily along a side-view path, oblivious to impending doom. A dip in a lava pool, a drop off a cliff, or a slice against a sawmill could crash their mindless party. You're fun-filled, but often aggravating, task is to prevent Lemming gumbo.
While they're en route to their goal, your super powers influence the Lemmings' actions. For example, Blockers control crowds, Diggers burrow, and Builders construct bridges. Nuke's a quick genocide solution when you paint your critters into a comer! Power supplies are limited, so plan ahead. A point-and click system painlessly interfaces you with the command bar.
Lemmings looks clean and visible, considering the tiny characters. The catchy theme songs do the game justice. This version's only major loss is the competitive two-player mode, a shame. Otherwise, game play follows the SNES game to a hair. You even get an identical total of 30 levels, with four skill settings and passwords.
Lemmings does a great job of keeping you busy and should find a permanent home in your NES!
ProTip: You can't dig against directional arrows. Use Climb and Float skills to maneuver a Lemming past such a wall, and then Bash the wall from the other side.
You've heard about Lemmings... they're those strange little creatures who'll run right off cliffs, one after the other, in a suicide game of follow-the-leader. Well, step right up and join S.A.L.C. (Save A Lemming Campaign). SunSoft's about to give you the opportunity to volunteer your services to lead the Lemmings out of disaster and into the promised land. Here's a preview of Lemmings, due out in early 1992. This game (Of PC/Amiga fame) has over 100 different screens and four different difficulty levels. In each screen your task is to figure out how to safely get as many Lemmings as possible from Point A to Point B. Since the Lemmings are fond of blindly marching to their doom you're granted special powers that enable you to extricate them from the brink of disaster. For example, you can transform a Lemming into a Blocker who'll keep his buddies from walking into bubbling lava, or you can create a digging Lemming who carves out a tunnel for his friends. Saving the Lemmings doesn't seem so tough at first but as the obstacles mount you'll find you're ready to follow any Lemming off the nearest cliff!
You control the fate of Lemmings, cute little creatures who will willingly fall off cliffs or jump into spinning blades - unless you are able to stop them, that is.
Your task is to rescue the Lemmings across 120 levels of fast-paced puzzling. These creatures simply walk blindly through the world in the hope of reaching safety at the end of the level - unfortunately these levels include steep drops, gaps in the ground, barriers and rivers amongst other hazards.
You are in control not of any individual Lemming, but of a cross-hair, which can be moved over any of the Lemmings. Along the bottom are a selection of functions which can be assigned to a Lemming, including climbing, floating and bashing. You must click to select the appropriate function, then click on the Lemming to activate it. Each level has a different range of skills on offer, a different amount of Lemmings, and a different percentage target in order to progress.
- 6 difficulty levels with 30 levels each, 2 difficulties exclusive
- 8 different abilities to give your Lemmings
- Multiple ways to do some of the levels, some of the levels are repeated with different amounts of certain abilities
- A 2 player mode where you must get your Lemmings to your exit, and your opponent's if you can manage it
Lemmings in this game are mindless creatures that just carry on walking until told otherwise, even if it means they fall to their deaths or meet a grizzly end! Your challenge is to guide the Lemmings to a marked exit by building bridges, climbing walls, mining through rock, even blowing Lemmings up and more besides. One of the those simple but very addicting games.
The game is viewed from a side-on perspective. You need to move your cursor over the ability you want to give your Lemmings, select it and then move the cursor over the Lemming you want to have that ability and click on them. Some materials such as metal can't be dug or bashed through and some have arrows pointing in a certain direction meaning you can only bash through it in one way, often the opposite way to the way you want to go.
Published by Psygnosis Limited and developed by DMA Design Limited, the game was released in 1991.
The player's task is to rescue the Lemmings across 120 levels of fast-paced puzzling. These creatures merely stroll blindly throughout the world hoping to reach safety at the end of a level. But all these levels have different obstacles, such as steep drops, gaps in the ground, barriers and rivers amongst other hazards.
The player controls not of any individual Lemming, but of a cross-hair that can be moved over any of the Lemmings. There is a selection of functions along the bottom, which can be assigned to a Lemming. They include climbing, floating and bashing. The player must click to choose the appropriate function, and then click on the Lemming to activate it. Each level offers a different range of skills, amount of Lemmings, and percentage target in order to progress.