Lemmings is celebrating twenty-fifth anniversary




Lemmings came on February 14, 1991 for the Amiga. That same year, the game was also to include the Atari ST and MS-DOS. The title Amiga was sold for 55,000 times in the first few days, what was then a record.

lemmings The game is a mythical game for generations. Naturally there were the necessary cheat codes to launch in later levels. Because Amiga supported connecting two mice, there were even 20 special levels to play with two people. On the Atari could do this with a mouse and joystick. In multiplayer levels both players will see the same playing field on a split screen. The goal is to get more lemmings, regardless of the color, in the own base.

The lemmings falling from a hatch at the top and all run the same direction, without stopping for danger. By providing some lemmings certain properties, such as digging corridors, building stairs or stopping the rest, a course must be made to get them safely in their final basis. Sometimes it is necessary to inflate certain lemmings for example to make clear the way of placing a stop-lemming, or to make a hole in a wall. The number of times that a function can be used, namely, changes too. For example it is not possible indefinitely lemmings into a certain position.

The idea that lemmings always follow each other but is based on a myth that they blindly run consecutively. This was once put in scene in a Disney film, White Wilderness, which lemmings threw themselves succession of cliffs.

The game came out special variants, such as Xmas Lemmings and Holiday Lemmings. The last Lemmings game came out for PlayStation 4 in 2014. The game is in the MS-DOS version for online play via Archive.org.

Tweaker Crisp made ​​an improved version of a “proof of concept of the game in dhtml 2010. The first version of this dates from 2003. Thanks to death grunt for reporting.


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