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'''''Lemmings''''' is an action puzzle game developed by [[DMA Design Limited]] and published by [[Psygnosis Limited]] for the [[Amiga]] in 1991, and later ported to dozens of other platforms.
 
'''''Lemmings''''' is an action puzzle game developed by [[DMA Design Limited]] and published by [[Psygnosis Limited]] for the [[Amiga]] in 1991, and later ported to dozens of other platforms.
  
I got a copy of Lemmings for DOS around 1993 because it came bundled with a piece of hardware. I think it was my Sound Blaster 2, but I'm not positive. I played through all 30 Fun levels and started on the Tricky levels, but got bored with it, but I really enjoyed the custom DOS music for the game.
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I got a copy of Lemmings for [[MS-DOS]] around 1993 because it came bundled with a piece of hardware. I think it was my [[Sound Blaster]] 2, but I'm not positive. I played through all 30 Fun levels and started on the Tricky levels, but got bored with it, but I really enjoyed the ported DOS music for the game.
  
 
I'm not sure where my disk went, but I do remember the game had a verification mechanism where it required the original disk to be in the diskette drive to play, and copies of the disk wouldn't work. A pretty devious anti-piracy measure for the time, but it didn't stop people from altering the game's binaries to bypass the check.
 
I'm not sure where my disk went, but I do remember the game had a verification mechanism where it required the original disk to be in the diskette drive to play, and copies of the disk wouldn't work. A pretty devious anti-piracy measure for the time, but it didn't stop people from altering the game's binaries to bypass the check.
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===Good===
 
===Good===
* The background graphics look amazing, and the lemming animations are great.
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* The background graphics look great for the time, and the lemming animations are really cute.
* Despite most of the music being arrangements of children's songs, they're pretty good, and the original music is great.
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* The arranged children's songs fit the game perfectly, and the original music is great.
* The point-and-click interface is great.
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* The point-and-click interface works really well.
* Some later stages use the same map, but give you a limited set of lemmings to work with, which forces you to have to solve the same puzzle in a more convoluted manner, which I think is a great idea.
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* Some later stages use the same map as an earlier stage, but give you a limited set of lemmings to work with, which forces you to have to solve the same puzzle in a more convoluted manner, which I think is a great idea.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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* In the final levels, the game becomes less about solving a puzzle and more about having to click on the exact pixel at the exact second. This isn't fun, it's tedious.
 
* In the final levels, the game becomes less about solving a puzzle and more about having to click on the exact pixel at the exact second. This isn't fun, it's tedious.
  
==Box Art==
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==Media==
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===Box Art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Lemmings - AMI - USA.jpg|This is the original box art used by the Amiga. Most ports use this art work, only with variations on the layout. I love the multitude of lemmings in the background all doing silly things. My favorite art.
 
Lemmings - AMI - USA.jpg|This is the original box art used by the Amiga. Most ports use this art work, only with variations on the layout. I love the multitude of lemmings in the background all doing silly things. My favorite art.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Documentation==
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===Documentation===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Lemmings - Manual.pdf|Game manual for Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS.
 
Lemmings - Manual.pdf|Game manual for Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Maps==
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===Maps===
 
* [http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/PC/index.htm#Lemmings vgmaps.com/Atlas/PC/index.htm#Lemmings] - DOS.
 
* [http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/PC/index.htm#Lemmings vgmaps.com/Atlas/PC/index.htm#Lemmings] - DOS.
 
* [http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#Lemmings vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#Lemmings] - NES.
 
* [http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#Lemmings vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#Lemmings] - NES.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Gallery==
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===Fan Art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Zac Gorman - Lemmings.jpg|Comic by Zac Gorman.
 
Zac Gorman - Lemmings.jpg|Comic by Zac Gorman.
 
Lemmings - Fan Art - Artbybones.jpg|Fan art by Artbybones.
 
Lemmings - Fan Art - Artbybones.jpg|Fan art by Artbybones.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SgDS-16UFA youtube.com/watch?v=7SgDS-16UFA] - Longplay, Amiga 1/2.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Rd-xGt6aU youtube.com/watch?v=v5Rd-xGt6aU] - Longplay, Amiga 2/2.
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==Download==
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This is the MS-DOS demo version of Lemmings.
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* [[Media:Lemmings - DOS - Demo.zip|Download]] ([[:File:Lemmings - DOS - Demo.zip|Info]]) - Demo.
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==Titles==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Language !! Native !! Transliteration !! Translation
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|-
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| English || Lemmings || ||
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|-
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| Japanese || レミングス || Remingusu || Lemmings
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|}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game)] - Wikipedia.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game)] - Wikipedia.
 
* [http://www.codiekitty.com/LEM/index.htm codiekitty.com/LEM/index.htm] - Fan site.
 
* [http://www.codiekitty.com/LEM/index.htm codiekitty.com/LEM/index.htm] - Fan site.
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* [http://www.shikadi.net/moddingwiki/Lemmings shikadi.net/moddingwiki/Lemmings] - Modding Wiki.
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* [https://tcrf.net/Lemmings tcrf.net/Lemmings] - The Cutting Room Floor.
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 3 October 2018

North American Amiga box art.

Lemmings is an action puzzle game developed by DMA Design Limited and published by Psygnosis Limited for the Amiga in 1991, and later ported to dozens of other platforms.

I got a copy of Lemmings for MS-DOS around 1993 because it came bundled with a piece of hardware. I think it was my Sound Blaster 2, but I'm not positive. I played through all 30 Fun levels and started on the Tricky levels, but got bored with it, but I really enjoyed the ported DOS music for the game.

I'm not sure where my disk went, but I do remember the game had a verification mechanism where it required the original disk to be in the diskette drive to play, and copies of the disk wouldn't work. A pretty devious anti-piracy measure for the time, but it didn't stop people from altering the game's binaries to bypass the check.

Status

I do not own the game and I have not beaten the game.

Review

  • Overall: 5/10
  • Best Version: Not sure.

Good

  • The background graphics look great for the time, and the lemming animations are really cute.
  • The arranged children's songs fit the game perfectly, and the original music is great.
  • The point-and-click interface works really well.
  • Some later stages use the same map as an earlier stage, but give you a limited set of lemmings to work with, which forces you to have to solve the same puzzle in a more convoluted manner, which I think is a great idea.

Bad

  • The instruments used in the Amiga version are really obnoxious.

Ugly

  • In the final levels, the game becomes less about solving a puzzle and more about having to click on the exact pixel at the exact second. This isn't fun, it's tedious.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Fan Art

Videos

Download

This is the MS-DOS demo version of Lemmings.

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Lemmings
Japanese レミングス Remingusu Lemmings

Links