Monday, 14 April 2014

L - Lemmings! Suicide has never been so much fun...

Made by the awesome Psygnosis, Lemmings was released for the Amiga in 1991 was a smash hit. Puzzle/platformer, you are tasked to save the hapless lemming troop from doom by guiding them to the exit. By giving individual lemmings certain abilities, you have to traverse a platformed course to reach said goal. With the amount of tiny sprites, you would think the CPC would struggle to showcase a 16-bit homed game, but it handles it surprisingly well, much like it's Spectrum counterpart did also. By cutting down the amount of lemmings on-screen, the game works just as it should with all the levels and brilliant music intact. A game I have played on many platforms, the Amstrad rendition performs well given the limitations, and still makes it a top, top, top-yourself title. Let's Go!

Honourable Mentions - Leaderboard, Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, The Light Corridor.

Amstrad CPC Coverart - Disc Version



  1. Brilliant - takes me back to when my boys played Lemmimgs!

  2. Ah, awesome. We used to play Lemmings on an Acorn PC in Primary School. The boys would play one session, the girls another, and we'd see who could get further. We became quite protective of those precious passwords! :)