©1991 Psygnosis Ltd.
Release: 1991-12-18 (¥8500)
Puzzle / Action game
Released in America as
( SNS-LE-USA )
Released in Europe as
( SNSP-LE-XXX )
Lemmings, our favorite green haired rodent critters, are back. Here is the
Super Famicom version of one of the most popular video game franchise ever made.
The goal of the game is simple. The lemmings, cute but not so bright little rodents,
are on a mass migration. The player must guide them through endless levels, get them to walk
around hazards, build tiny bridges or sacrifice themselves for the good of the lemming's society.
Each stage starts in a similar way - a given number of Lemmings continuously fall from a
sort of large trapdoor. Then the player can pick a lemming and give him an order such as digging,
block the way or explode. This last feature is certainly the most 'talked about' among gamers.
Watching a lemming shaking his head in despair and pop, leaving a hole in the ground is always
a priceless moment. A limited amount of commands are available for every level and the player
has to figure out how to get all (or most) of the lemmings to the stage's exit within a time
limit. A given percentage of lemmings must be saved and failing to do so gets the player to
start the level again. The game also offers a multi player split-screen challenge mode. There,
two players have to get all of his/her lemmings through the exit door before the other opponent does.
And nothing prevents them to sabotage each other's efforts. Finally, the game uses a simple
password system to save the player's progress.