Feeds

Lemmings

Fatal attraction

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

On the level

The early levels aren’t too demanding and I remember completing these with comparative ease and very few fatalities. These starter levels are a good introduction to the game and, after playing for ten minutes, I was hooked. Lemmings has four difficulty levels, fun, tricky, taxing and mayhem. I remember the mayhem levels being über-challenging, with lemmings being released at a merciless rate.

DMA Design Lemmings

Compulsive ramblers

Once I had rescued the required number of lemmings I could advance to the next level. Amiga knew I didn’t want to have to re-play each level every time I came back to the game, so at the end of each level I am also given a code for the level I have just completed. Of course, this got hacked and I remember these codes getting passed out.

DMA Design Lemmings

Cheating saves lives, apparently

The graphics and sound effects were charming, with my green-haired, blue jumper wearing lemmings making cute yells of 'Lets go!' as I began each level and 'Oh no!' just before exploding.

Lemmings is the perfect example of a game that has a brilliantly simple premise, excellently executed, leaving me infuriated and addicted.

DMA Design Lemmings

RockStar's hairy roots

After reading this I know you’re going to spend next Saturday trawling through your nearest car boot sale for a second hand Amiga – which will undoubtedly be bundled with a copy of Lemmings – to again experience one of the best computer games ever. ®

Reg Hardware will be revisiting memorable titles from gaming's illustrious past every fortnight

Developer DMA Design
Platforms Amiga, Atari ST, Sinclair Spectrum, PC
Year of release 1991
More Info Original copies of Lemmings can still be found for ready money on eBay and retro gaming enthusiast sites for around £10-15, with collectible editions showing at silly prices. Unofficial DMA Design Lemmings history site. Lemmings for PS2 and PSP info here. ®

More Antique Code Show Reviews

Baldur's
Gate
Flashback:
The Quest
for Identity
Star
Control
The Secret
of Monkey
Island
Sid Meier's
Civilization

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.