Lemmings is a puzzle-platformer video game originally developed by DMA Design and first published by Psygnosis for the Amiga, Atari ST and PC in 1991. Play Lemmings online!
Lemmings game description
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.
To successfully complete the level, the player must assign specific skills to certain lemmings. Which skills and how many uses of each are available to the player varies from level to level, and the player must assign the skills carefully to successfully guide the lemmings.
There are eight skills that can be assigned: ‘Climbers’ climb vertically though fall down if they hit an overhang. ‘Floaters’ use a parachute to fall safely from heights. ‘Bombers’ explode after a five-second timer, destroying themselves and any destructible landscape in close proximity, though not damaging other Lemmings or traps. ‘Blockers’ stand still and prevent other Lemmings from passing; Lemmings that hit a Blocker simply reverse direction. ‘Builders’ build a stairway of 12 steps. ‘Bashers’, ‘Miners’ and ‘Diggers’ dig horizontally, diagonally downwards or directly downwards respectively.
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