I first played the original Lemmings game on a Sega Mega Drive years ago so when I came across
Lemmings Revolution at a car boot sale I had to buy it just to see if the highly addictive game of my
late teens could possibly be updated and survive against the games and graphics we have today.
For anyone who has never heard of Lemmings the game involves a group of small furry rodents
who when let loose will happily follow each other to their impending doom unless you stop them.
The game involves getting a preset number of the lemmings safely across a platform type maze with various hazards to an exit point by designating a limited number of skills to the lemmings such as
builder, miner, blocker to create a safe path for the rest to follow before the timer runs out. The
Lemmings will automatically walk off a ledge, fall down a hole or some other random death trap
unless you find a way to use the given skills to guide them safely across progressively harder levels.
Lemmings Revolution lets you once again take charge of guiding suicidal rodents safely to the exit but
this time the levels are three dimensional rather than the two dimensional game play of the original
which had blockish pixelated platform type graphics against a plain black background. Lemmings Revolution takes place on a 3d rotating cylinder background with levels set in trees and towers etc
which require you to rotate the game screen so you can see any impending dangers and act
accordingly before your lemmings wander off to their impending doom.
The game has some new features such as tele transporters which will shift your lemmings to another
area of the maze, speed pads which temporarily speed everything up and anti gravity pads which
make lemmings fall upwards and walk on the ceiling although all of these can be good or bad
depending on the situation at the time. This game also introduces the evil weasels who will
randomly attack the lemmings and many other new traps such as time delay gates which lock
by trigger levers or after a certain time trapping your lemmings on either side.
Once again we are given the familiar skills of the first game to dish out to the lemmings such as miner
to dig holes,blocker to stop the lemmings wondering off a cliff, parachutist who can safely float down
from heights, bashers to break through walls and bombers who blow themselves up etc but there's
also some new skills such as swimmer and immunity to certain pitfalls such as lava and water traps.
The game is easy to pick up and quite addictive so it's easy to waste a couple of hours then wonder where your time went. The early levels are relatively simple although with 100 levels to complete it
does get slightly repetitive with a lot of the same problems to solve again and again even if it does
get harder as the levels progress.
This game was released in 2000 and the graphics obviously look slightly dated if compared to the
Xbox 360 and PS3 games we have now although they are still cute and the scenery and game levels
are a huge improvement over the original game. There's no fancy soundtrack just jingle jangle
arcade type tunes similar to many platform type games although the little shouts of yippee from the lemmings as they make it to safety still brings a smile to my face as do the little screams as they head
off to furball heaven after following their friends off a ledge.
The only thing that I dislike about the game is the initial trailer where you are treated to a short
cartoon style trailer about the weasels which explains how the weasels imprisoned the lemmings
and built the maze to let them loose in to provide entertainment for the weasels. While this is okay
to watch once it does get annoying when you have to watch it every time you play the game.
There's no need for separate controllers and most of the game is controlled by the mouse using
left click to select skills and designate them to your chosen lemming and right click while moving
the mouse left or right to rotate the game so you can see where the lemmings are headed. The
space bar allows you to zoom in for a better look and the P key allows you to pause the game
which is handy as you can still designate tasks to the lemmings in paused mode so it can be a
lifesaver in a tight situation.
The minimum system requirements are..
100% PC compatible Processor
Pentium® II 266MHz or higher
64MB minimum ram
450MB hard disk space
4X Speed CD-ROM Drive required
DirectX compatible Sound Card
DirectX 7 (provided on game CD)
4MB DirectX compatible 3D accelerator video card
Keyboard & Mouse: Microsoft compatible
Overall I really enjoyed this game and still play it from time to time, It's a fun update for anyone
who enjoyed the original Lemmings game and a good introduction to the cute but suicidal rodents for anyone who missed the original.
Lemmings Revolution can be bought from Amazon and Ebay and I've seen it for as little as £1 including
postage up to around £10 for a new copy.
Can any of you remember as far back as the Amiga? Well if you can then you may have heard of, played or even owned the classic game 'Lemmings'. Well here we have the newest version of the fantastic game. Now the thing about follow ups to games is that they tend to be not as good as the original mainly because the original was so successful that the developers just had to bring out a sequel as quickly as possible while everyone is buying the game. But what happens then is that the game is rushed and unfinished resulting in a lack of gameplay and overall excitement. The game is poor. That situation I have described has happened here but minus the 'quickly brought out' aspect. This game just hasn't been thought about and basically has ruined the feel of the original 'Lemmings' to such an extent that I have thrown the game away. Let me explain... ...The sequel to a game must keep certain aspects of the original if it is to be as successful as the original (if the original was successful then it must have been because of what THAT game contained). But the only thing the developers have kept the same is that the lemmings still go 'Oh no!' when they are about to be blown up. The developers have ruined the game with the use of 3D graphics, yes, that's what I said, 3D graphics have ruined the game. They make the game too real for my likeing and the world of Lemmings on the Amiga was totally unreal. The little 3D Lemmings walking around on the screen don't seem to be as attractive as the 3 coloured, 20 pixel Lemmings on the Amiga. Plus, they have added too many extra features making the game far too complicated. It was always supposed to be a game of simplicity but at the same time difficulty but now its a game of complication and difficulty - the combination of disaster. Because of this, they have taken away its addiction factor. Basically, in my opinion, avoid this game at all costs.
The weasles played a trick on us, they put us in boxes while they built our next adventure... Lemmings Revolution is basically the same as the Amiga lemmings but better... instead of being flat on the screen this time the puzzle is on a cylinder, this way the lemmings can go round and round to get to their balloon (house). The graphics are nothing like the first ones, every piece is 3D, even the lemmings! In the older lemmings once you completed a level there was one after that...but this time when you complete a level there are two levels to chose from! This time around the lemmings can walk upside down, move switches, they can still drown but not just in water; lava and acid are two more terrors to the game. Very good for its price
The objective of this game is still the same as before. You will need to guide an army of critters over bridges, through walls and tunnels and over other obstacles to bring them to safety. You can do so by giving them special skills which you can select such as dig, climb, parachute, hold others back and jump. This time, it is in 3D and while it is still maintaining it's previous objective, this time the game is played around a drum. It can be rotated by the player. This is challenging since you can see what your lemmings is doing on one side of the wall, you would not know what they are doing on the other side unless you rotate to view them. I find it really interesting to play and it has also some new characters. Thumb up for this game!
Has anyone played the year 2000 remake of pong, I have written a review on that and found it to be absolute rubbish.I just hope they won't do the same with lemmings. This was THE best game a couple of years back. But a once classic game can be ruined by a complete piss poor remake. I just hope they make a good job of the remake and don't try and put unecessary, pointless things in like they did in pong. I will definatly playing the demo before I buy this one.
OK, let me set you straight- computers are designed for fast action games, like unreal tournament (see my review for Ureal tornament). GamesThey should make the best use of processing and graphics power, using the most modern features like T&L, and should interest the gameplayer. This is where Lemmings and good games differ. Although i have tried to block out the memories, I can recall being bored out of my mind playing this game on my old 486. OK, to be fair, it isn't aimed at gameplayers like me, but it should be. This game has a good idea behind it, but it fails to live up to expectations. I mean, where is the blood, the victory taunts. This game fails to inspire any (positive) passion within me. Don't buy it unless you have a slow computer and no life!!
The original lemmings were popular for many computer players, giving addictive, puzzling action alongside quirky humour. Since then some of its more recent sequels have tried to take new directions by making it 3d or adding unecessary elements to the game. Its not that the premises were bad, but the gameplay was poorly executed, Hogs of War on the playstation recently has proven it can be done. This new incarnation though goes back to the values of old with the puzzles bettering even those of the original but without any new additions to the types of lemmings that destroyed the worst of the series. New features include the puzzles (as mentioned) and the styling which with its new 3d look may not be advanced but is simplistic and takes nothing away from the joy of the game. Good if you liked it the first time round.
We all know and love the original Lemmings. It was original, addictive and quirky. In this update 2 of those aspects (originality and quirkiness) are gone completely and the game just doesn’t seem as addictive as it once did. In trying to make the graphics 3D the lemmings have lost their appeal. The ‘new-improved’ lemmings just don’t seem that dumb and helpless, you don’t feel compelled to save them. You don’t feel guilty about letting them plummet to their death. New features may increase the depth of the game but they don’t really add to the gameplay. Where once we spent hours playing through levels, even ones we’d already completed, standards have now risen and we expect more. If you want to play lemmings there really isn’t much of a reason to buy this, the original is available for free from plenty of places.
There was a version of the original Lemmings on the old Acorn computers. I, as well as others who attended my school, know this, as every night after school, the technology department would swell up with kids playing the game. The teachers weren't too pleased, but this didn't deter us from trying to get on the computers each night. Lemmings was a phenomenon for good reason - its heart pumped nothing put pure gameplay around its body. The box relinquished liability for loss of sleep, hair or sanity and after a little time spent playing it was easy to see why. Easy to pick up yet difficult to stop playing, the puzzles were fiends that would have you trying to figure out their solutions until the early hours of the morning. Why so much talk about an old game - what about this new one?! The reason I dwell on the original is because Lemmings Revolution easily matches the qualities of its predecessor. Revolution feels so much like the original, it brings back all those great feelings of the first game. And if Lemmings took away a portion of your life like it did to mine, you'll understand how good it is to relive those memories. So where's the Revolution part? Well it's actually a play on words. The levels are on cylindrical like objects so instead of wandering from left to right, Lemmings wander around the cylinder, sort of like a spiral staircase. It's sad, in a way, that one of the most playable and rewarding games I've played in quite a while is basically a redone version of a game that is over seven years old. Yeah it's not much different from the original product but when the original was - and still is - so strong, that's fine by me. Welcome back guys, we've missed you!
Well, I think we all know about the classic Lemmings on the Amiga. Well, they have tried to recreate Lemmings in an up-to-date fashion. The new version may have fantastic 3D graphics and better sound but these assets seem to take away the original gameplay of the classic Lemmings. There's some new features such as water lemmings that make the game more interesting but I'm afraid its just passed its time in my opinion. Fun in some respects but poor value for money and too repetative I'm afraid.
A 3D version and updated version of the classic game lemmings. You may remember the games from the good old Amiga days and you may have enjoyed it. Being the 21st Century it has been updated and is not 3D. The idea is still the same and you have to save the lemmings and so on but now they are all in a world which is 3D. If you imagine a cylinder with the contents being the world, this is where the Lemmings are. You can revolve the cylinder around to save the Lemmings. It is very difficult and on my machine it was jumpy. Considering I can plau Unreal Tournament Ok, this is a bit rubbish. I have a Athlon 600, 128 RAM and a 8MG AGP card
This is lemmings going back to it's roots. It's a shame then that those roots are so very dated. The original game was a decent enough puzzler but like all puzzlers it suffered one fatal flaw. It would annoy you. It would do it to the point where you would no longer play it. In fact you would feel like stamping on the disk. Still, it had two good things about it. Catchy tunes and the ability to nuke the little b@stards! Well, you can still nuke them, but they don't go "Oh no". Without that it somehow loses it's satisfaction. And the music, well they've tried hard to recreate the original's cheesiness, but to be honest it's a bit lame. It just grates on the nerves in the end. So what's changed? Well, now Lemmings is in 3D on a tower, a sort of cross between Nebulus (anyone remember that? F***ing brilliant game) and the original lemmings. Not much in the way of new skills (Lemmings 2 had too many anyway), just more of the same old puzzles. It just smacks of a lack of effort. So would I recommend it? No way, it's a tired old rehash.
Do you remember lemmings on the Amiga? Hers the latest version of it I am not a big fan of lemmings and this dosn`t change a thing for me. This game is rock hard I glad I tried it before I was going to buy it (they can keep it)The game was running very slow on the shops PC so that got me thinking it wouldn`t run good on my p2/ The graphics do there job and so does the sound nut like i said I don`t like this game. Try!!! before you buy
I never did get the hang of lemmings the first time round on the Amiga, but when i saw the updated version i had to try it. It is immensely hard at first because there is so much going on, and so many things to plan for and of course, you cant see all the action at once which makes it all the harder. I think im just bad at this game and thats why i dont like it, but as a premise for a game its excellent, the comedy aspects are good and the graphics do their job. I would still prefer a game like worms to this but i can see why Lemmings has been so popular, try it, its one of those love or hate games.