This collection includes all of the Lemmings from 1991 - 1996 for the PC. It does not incluse 'Lemmings Revolution' which was released in 2000 and is still available from Amazon.
Lemmings, a Commodore Amiga computer game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1991, was one of the most popular computer games of its time. Several games magazines of the time awarded the game maximum review scores.
Psygnosis, traditionally known for producing games with good graphics but with poor gameplay, had its greatest success in Lemmings. Famously, the concept for Lemmings came from an animation created by Mike Dailly over a lunchtime, to prove a point about how small a character could be on screen.
The game was unique and based around concepts previously untried. There are 120 levels, and on each level, the player must guide a group of up to 100 lemmings home by giving individual lemmings various commands. The "lemmings" of the game are small, green-haired beings that mindlessly walk en masse into any danger in their path. They are not the same as real-life lemmings, although they were named after the popular myth that real lemmings behave in a similar suicidal fashion.
Oh No! More Lemmings (1991)
Oh No! More Lemmings is an computer game expansion to the Psygnosis game Lemmings. Sometimes referred to as the "data disk," it contains 100 unique single-player levels and six new music tracks. The Amiga version also includes 20 two-player levels. This game is not the official sequel to Lemmings, a title that goes to Lemmings 2: The Tribes.
The game requires either the install disk from the previous Lemmings, or, in a standalone version, the game manual, for use as a copy protector. The new levels are separated into five difficulty categories (Tame, Crazy, Wild, Wicked, and Havoc), each with 20 levels.
Unlike the original game, none of the levels borrowed graphics from other Psygnosis titles. However, in one level, "Introducing SUPERLEMMING," the game clock is greatly sped up. Also unlike the original Lemmings, each level is unique; no levels appear in multiple difficulty categories with different amounts of each skill.
Lemmings 2: The Tribes (1993)
Lemmings 2: The Tribes is a computer game released in 1993, as the first real sequel to the popular puzzle game Lemmings. As with the original, it was developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis. The gameplay remained mostly the same as the original game, requiring you to lead all the lemmings to their exit by giving them the appropriate "skills".
Numerous changes and additions were made in this sequel. First of all, there was an introduction movie explaining the storyline of the game. Secondly, there were now many, many more skills available to give to the lemmings, unlike the eight in the original game. There was still a total of 120 levels, but in this game they were divided into ten levels for each of the twelve tribes.
Lemmings 2 was not quite as popular as Lemmings, and was not ported to other systems as much as the original game was. One apparently common complaint was that the many different skills were too confusing to players, despite the game's "Practice Mode". In spite of all this, it was well received and considered by many as a worthy sequel.
Lemmings 3: All New World of Lemmings (1994)
All New World of Lemmings (ANWoL) is a computer game released in 1994, as the third game in the popular Lemmings puzzle game series. In North America, the game was named "The Lemmings Chronicles". It was published by Psygnosis and was the last Lemmings game developed by DMA Design.
The gameplay remained similar to the original games, requiring the player to lead all the lemmings to their exit by giving them the appropriate "skills". However, as the game's title suggests, both the gameplay as well as the graphics were "all new". Fans disagree on whether or not this made it a better game, but no more lemmings games were made in the same style.
3D Lemmings (1995)
3D Lemmings is a computer game released in 1995, developed by Clockwork Games and published by Psygnosis. The gameplay is mostly the same as the original Lemmings game, requiring you to lead all the lemmings to their exit by giving them the appropriate "skills". While all previous games of the series were 2-dimensional, this was the first to be in 3D. It was released for DOS, PlayStation and the Sega Saturn.
The storyline in 3D Lemmings appears unrelated to previous Lemmings games, presumably because the story in All New World of Lemmings never got completed, and because the previous developer, DMA Design, was no longer involved in the series. Instead, there is an introduction movie showing a completely flat (2D) lemming popping out of a computer's floppy drive, and finding a "3D" button to press, which makes him 3-dimensional. After that, the PC blows up and the (now 3D) lemmings inside it escape.
Xmas Lemmings (1991 - 1994)
Xmas Lemmings is a series of short computer games released in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994, as additional level packs to the original Lemmings game. Also known as Christmas Lemmings or Holiday Lemmings, the games were developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis. The levels were made available only for the Amiga, DOS, and Macintosh.
The gameplay remained exactly the same as the original Lemmings game, requiring you to lead all the lemmings to their exit by giving them the appropriate "skills". The original game Lemmings was not required to play any of the Xmas Lemmings games.
The difference between these games and the original game were the Christmas/Snowy-styled graphics of the levels, and that all the Lemmings wore Santa Claus suits.
There were 4 holiday Lemmings games in total:
[*] Xmas Lemmings 1991 had only four levels and was a freely available Lemmings demo. Two christmas levels, two new levels from Oh No! More Lemmings.
[*] Xmas Lemmings 1992, like 1991 had four levels and was free. This time, they were all Christmas-themed.
[*] Holiday Lemmings 1993 had difficulty ratings "Flurry" and "Blitz" with 16 levels each, and was sold in stores at first, but was later made freely available with the release of Holiday Lemmings 1994.
[*] Holiday Lemmings 1994 was sold in stores and had difficulty ratings "Frost" and "Hail" with 16 levels each, plus the levels from 1993.
Holiday Lemmings 1992:
Lemmings Paintball (1996)
Lemmings Paintball is a game from the Lemmings series made by Visual Sciences and published by Psygnosis. The game was released in 1996.
The difference between this game and most of the other Lemmings games is, that it does not use the classic side-scrolling perspective but an isometric view of the levels as you can see on the screenshots.
In Lemmings Paintball, you have to splatter your enemies with paint from your paintgun. The levels contain various puzzles including moving platforms, Lemming catapults, trampolines and so on. There are also some objects available.
The Adventures of Lomax (1996)
The Adventures of Lomax is a spin-off video game of the popular Lemmings series. The player takes the role of Lomax, a lemming character that has to save his friends from an evil doctor. The game was released for the PlayStation and PC in 1996.
Lomax is a Lemming hero, whose friends have been transformed by "Evil Ed". His quest is to rescue them and put a stop to "Evil Ed" using his magical helmet. Special classic lemming powers, such as, digging, building, etc. are available. Lomax has to make his way through over 40 levels, and the platformer aspect of the game is a refreshing twist on the usual format of Lemmings gameplay.