“ Genre: Puzzle / Video Game for Sony PSP / To Be Announced / ESRB Rating: Rating Pending / Release Date: 2007-07-11 / Published by Sony „
I am pretty sure that everyone at one time or another has played Lemmings, it is a true classic. The game basically consists of trying to save these cute little characters from falling to there death or being blown up or from some other death trap :) Cries of "Yipeeeee" for saving them or "Oh Noooooo" before them impending death are priceless. You have a limited numbers of equipment you can use to try and save them so it is a puzzle based game (i.e you will have maybe 2 or 3 diggers that will dig a hole in the floor so you can fall to the next level). Be careful not to waste these as this will end the game if used incorrectly and the lemmings will be stuck for ever!!!!
As I have mentioned above this is a classic in its day however games have moved on since the 80s. The game play hasn't moved on and neither really have the graphics. The PSP version of this game doesn't do it justice it is much better to play on the PC. The price is also too high on the PSP there are so many better games out there to spend your money on.
If you've never played the brilliant Lemmings games, I don't know what to tell you. They are a classic series of games that see you attempting to navigate a huge army of little lemmings to safety, given their rather dim nature and their ability to follow each other, even to their doom. Reinvisioned on the PSP, while retaining the same style we know and love, this is a loving rendition of a bonafide classic.
Breathe a sigh of relief that Team 17, who created the Worms series, have developed this game, because they totally "get" the style and sensibility of the game, presenting popping visuals that keep in line with the 2D origins of the series. Also, those glorious yelps of glee as the lemmings get to safety are back, as well as the more blood-curdling noises for the more unfortunate ones that don't make it. The only memorable addition - and it's a good one - is the inclusion of some haunting music, although this is sadly at the expense of the retro songs we all know and love.
The controls - which make use of the D-pad mostly - are a bit cumbersome at first, but they soon enough become instinctive and work very well. The game aims to make it as easy and fun as possible for the player by mapping the controls out clearly and easily, while also providing sufficiently legitimate challenge despite most of the maps being the ones you've played before. What's very cool is the ability to download new levels, and also a great level editor where you can make some truly insane levels.
This is just the way ports should be done; they should keep to the spirit of the original while providing enough innovation (through way of some streamlined controls and intuitive gameplay) to make it worthwhile.
This is a total classic. Based on lemmings' strange tendancy to commit suicide, the game is about trying to save a few dozen small people in blue from falling to their deaths, drowning, being crushed or being blown up, and getting to the target end door. You do this in a variety of easy ways. You have a limited number of uses of these tools, and so have to work out the puzzle and what the level is trying to make you do. You select the tool then click the lemming/person/thing and that lemming/person/thing then does what ever you have selected, such as digging, blocking other lemmings from passing, tunnelling, building steps, or can then do something, such as use an umbrella to slow down a fall so they don't get squished. There are a variety of different difficulties and all the levels are different, so you do not get bored easily.
However, PSP games do not come cheap, so unless you are buying them second-hand, I don't feel the price is worth the game, especially when I know that on PC the game is much cheaper and also easier to play, as the game requires a lot of selecting with a pointer, and so this naturally is easier to do with a mouse, no matter how dextrous you are on the PSP. The game was also designed ages before the PSP was even thought of, so obviously the game is not entirely adapted to the PSP.
So, the actual game is worth it, but I would suggest getting it for the PC instead, and spending money on a game more suited to a PSP.
I was pleased when I saw this game had come out for one of the handheld consoles. I shopped around to buy this as the high street chains were asking £29.99 which I didn't think was worth it. I bought this game for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loves it. There are so many levels to choose from and you get so engrossed in the game. I found myself on many occasions shouting at the console when I'd blown up all the lemmings by accident. The graphics are very good and you can clearly see the actions the lemmings are doing (e.g digging a hole!) The sound effects sound very real and these made me chuckle on numerous occasions. The controls are easy to understand and apply. I have played this on the Amiga console way back when and thought that lemmings would never look good on another console but I was wrong. This game is ideal to entertain children.
Are you an old school fan of Lemmings? Well then, consider this a must have. 100+ levels with the same addictive charm (and frustration) nicely packaged into a remade PSP title that actually feels like a proper remake and not just something ported to the system. The controls have been remapped for the PSP and even though I have my reservations about the analogue nub, I have to say that it's perfect for that mad scroll across the screen to select a skill for your lemming before they all fall to their doom.
So with faultless controls, massive replay value and that same game you loved years and years ago feeling, what are you waiting for? If that wasn't enough to convince you, the levels are split between five themes you have to strategically get your lemmings past with as few casualties as possible. If you miss yelling at your builder lemming to 'BUILD FASTER!' while you watch the rest of the troop head for certain doom, this is a title that will rekindle those same feelings while being as portable and fun as it always has been.
A well deserved PSP title and not shocking that it's been certified platinum. Recommended to old school Lemmings fans, and new fans alike. If you buy this you won't be disappointed. 5 stars.
A classic is back with a fresh handled makeover!
This game has always had a warm place in my heart,i have always been a big fan of the series and was looking forward to playing Lemmings on the go, Nothing better than saving suicidal little creatures when stuck on a busy train.
The updated PSP version is amazing and especially now it has gone down alot in price.This is a true classic with stunning visuals, updated graphics and a very cute soundtrack to boot.
I have spent many hours on this title and i am still not done or bored with this classic Gem. This game also has a wifi service so you can play other friends.
This game is also vast, featuring a 100 levels of very varied action, so you wont be completing it any time soon.This is a must for any PSP fan and is a true joy
Well what can you say about Lemmings apart from they like to commit suicide in very odd ways, with my help
Yes its Lemmings and no it has not changed in the last decade, we are still trying to help these little critters across a level of obscure dangers and through the door of happiness.
Its Lemmings and plays just like it should, with the easiest controls you could have, but then it is a puzzle game and the format is not hard to get wrong in most games and since Lemmings is a tried and tested format we know it works and works well so no need to worry in that department. I found Lemmings easy to pick up and play through a few levels at a time but it does not hold your attention to play a marathon session, with 120 levels taken straight from the original and only 36 new levels to try and kill I mean rescue the Lemmings from it can be quite boring for someone who has played the original Lemmings. Is Lemmings hard, simple answer is YES, it walks you by the hand for the first few levels before unleashing Lemming death from all sides and making you panic to try and beat that damned level you have been playing 5, 6, 7 times now. The added bonus of a level editor is great, but its not the easiest to build decent levels with which can become frustrating to say the least, these custom levels can be shared over with others and you can download as many as your memory stick will hold so if you do find some decent levels through the online service you can grab them.
Audio & Video:
Looks great and sounds great, you cant fault it at all in this department. It has the obligatory music you love and know so well if you have played the original and gives you that warm fuzzy feeling they call nostalgia or it could just be me feeling ill. The look of Lemmings is well as it should be nothing new here apart from maybe a few odd bits you wont even notice in some old level.
Should be in all puzzle loving collections as this is the original puzzler that taunted us all back in the 80s and 90s, you cant fault Lemmings on much but the bits you can dont take anything away from the format we know and love but if you are new to Lemmings all I can say is you should love it. An easy pick up and play game, no learning curve here just learning how not to kill or how to kill Lemmings in all manner of ways.