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The Lemmings gameplay is inextricably linked with the nature of the actual Norwegian rodent, which is famous for its bizarre migrating pattern in which huge masses of lemmings often end up careening into the sea to their deaths. Basically, a Lemming will stop at nothing to complete its migration. As in previous Lemmings games, each level in Lemmings Revolution requires that you get a certain number of lemmings safely from point A to point B. Point A is a box out of which your lemmings drop one by one. Point B is an escape balloon waiting in another area of the level. In between the points lies a host of traps and obstacles that this procession of little critters must negotiate. Lemmings won't try to save themselves - instead they walk aimlessly off every steep cliff and into every skull-crushing spike and pool of lava in their path. As the lemmings march on relentlessly, you must assign them skills to help them surmount these obstacles. The various skills have remained largely the same since the original 1991 game, and they include abilities such as building walkways, climbing, digging through platforms, and gliding down from high above. You're allocated a finite number of each skill to assign per level. As the levels increase in difficulty, you're given a wider variety of skills and a fewer number of each skill to spare. This is where the gameplay begins to get intensely challenging and fun.
As the levels become more complex, you must take a number of other elements into account. One new feature, the antigravity pad, makes for some interesting situations. When a lemming steps onto one of these, it flips upside down, landing either on the ceiling or on the ground, depending on where it started. With a few antigravity pads on a level, you're faced with the task of making sure the marching horde doesn't fall downward - or upward - to its death. Also, there are switches you'll have to toggle. Often you'll have to guide a single lemming to an area where it can trip a switch, which in turn triggers an event such as rising water or a retracting barrier. Water and acid pits also come into play relatively soon in the game. To traverse these safely you must employ water and acid-oriented lemmings, respectively. The wide variety of game elements opens up many gameplay possibilities.
In spite of the new additions, the classic Lemmings gameplay remains intact in Lemmings Revolution. However, the revolving 3D levels put a new spin on the action, literally. Part of playing the game involves constantly rotating the cylindrical map in order to keep an eye on your lemmings' activities. Rotating is easy, as it simply requires that you right-click and drag. The game also has a good pause feature. As levels get increasingly harder, you can pause mid-game and rotate to check the position of each lemming. This gives you time to plan out a strategy. While paused, you can select any lemming onscreen to ready it for its next job. Once you assign the lemming a task, it immediately goes to work, and the game un-pauses. To really hone in on what you're doing, you can hit the space bar to zoom in and out of the map.
Like previous Lemmings games, Lemmings Revolution has great level design. The early levels are simple, and they serve to acquaint you with the various types of lemmings skills. Later levels become increasingly difficult, as they force you to plan and manage your resources with the utmost care. Whenever you complete a level, two slightly tougher levels become available. This means that if a level becomes frustrating, you can simply quit to the level-select screen and take a stab at another. Still, it would have been nice if the developers could have included the auto-replay feature found in 3D Lemmings, where the computer replayed a level up to the point where you chose to take over for yourself.
Lemmings Revolution is probably the finest-looking game of the series, yet fans of spectacular 3D effects may be disappointed, as the levels are a bit stark. Of course, this graphical compromise means that the game will run smoothly on 266MHz systems on up. You may have scores of lemmings wandering onscreen during a game, but the graphic simplicity of the levels ensures that slowdown isn't likely to occur.
As it is, Lemmings Revolution lacks any kind of video options, and it won't let you assign your own controls. What's more, it shipped with a few sound, video, and input-device bugs that may cause problems for some players who are loading up the game for the first time. The game practically begs for a patch that addresses these issues.
Nevertheless, bugs or no, Lemmings Revolution is still a blast. The gradual learning curve, simple interface, and new features make it a great game for Lemmings novices and veterans alike. If you're a fan of the series, or you enjoy action-packed puzzle games, then you probably shouldn't hesitate to take the plunge and dig out 20 bucks for Lemmings Revolution. On the other hand, you may want to wait until a patch is available. --Tim Soete
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Top Customer Reviews
But beware - It DOES get tough and you will do well to complete all 200 levels (yes 200!)
Reviews of this game were not to hot but this is one of the most addicitve games I've played in ages. Even my girlfriend (who is not a big games fan) is hooked and wont stop till the level is completed!!
Theres not much to this game but the levels are well designed and its great for all Lemmings fans.
The game hasn't evolved too much with 3d advances, new ideas and originlity. Many people may decide that this is just a cash in but I got mine for £19.99 so it wasn;t at full price.
Its definitely more of the same with great graphics and gameplay.
Pure addiction! Goodbye social life!
This game is absolutely great; almost as great as the original's, but pretty close it gets. And that's quite much, considering the "hype". It has the same skills as the original, but with few new twists--- I won't spoil them to you :)
This game is a puzzle; and a hard one. Me, as a veteran of Lemmings -games, finished this but it took a fine two weeks. And many many hours. For beginners this is gonna be tough one. If you have never heard of lemmings let me brief you. In lemmings you control a group of helpless cuties; Lemmings ( of course :) trying to lead them to the exit from the start. It sounds simple, but it isn't... You're gonna agree :) Buy this, because Lemmings never die...
A classic, worth five stars. Buy this and the originals as well ( I saw a window 95 -versions package of them )
For those unfamiliar with the game, the object is simply to get a set number of Lemmings from point A to point B in side-scrolling fashion. Of course, many obstacles stand in the way, and because the Lemmings are not very bright, they will continue to walk in a straight line even if it means their demise. In order to guide the Lemmings to safety, you assign them specific tasks to overcome the various obstacles-make a Lemming a Basher, for example, and he will bash through walls, while a Builder can build stairs to reach higher levels. What it all comes down to is a game that is simple to play, but which has a complexity that will have puzzle fanatics glued to their screens and impatient gamers ready to toss their monitors out the window. Some of the later puzzles in particular can take hours to complete, and the trial-and-error gameplay will cause some folks to simply give up in frustration. Fortunately, the non-linear level selection allows you to go back to easier levels when the difficulty gets too high. The point-and-click interface is easy to use and a zoom function lets you get right up close to the action for precision aiming. The game can be paused at any time, which comes in handy when several dozen Lemmings are wandering around the level. The goofy music and helium voices of the Lemmings fit perfectly with the gameplay, and the Lemmings make a lovely splat when they fall to their doom. The 3D graphics, though not spectacular, are pleasing to look at and are a nice update to the classic Lemmings style. With over 100 levels, Lemmings Revolution has enough gameplay to have puzzle fans scratching their heads for hours. Anyone looking for an addictive game should give Lemmings Revolution a spin.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i would love to tell you why i liked it but when someone gives me a # of words required it makes me less compliant. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by amanda burdin
you kidding me review something I bought 10 years ago..ok it was a fun game back then but very dated and very old and no one will buy itPublished on July 31, 2013 by Ivan Henson
The lemmings game I purchased was fantastic. The game arrived in good condition and on time. The whole family has enjoyed the lemmings challenge, it's a great mind puzzle. Read morePublished on January 18, 2007 by Raymond E. Fietek
We really enjoyed playing years ago and this version was just as fun.Published on January 10, 2007 by C. Foster
A neat game to play with your son or daughter but has several serious bugs particualraly at the higher levels. Read morePublished on June 25, 2006 by Andrew Mcdermott
This game is a waste of money. There is an error in the game that seems to interfere with the abilities of some compuyters to play it properly. Read morePublished on October 19, 2005 by rob stock
I strongly reccomend this game as a puzzle that will occupy you for hours to come.Published on October 19, 2002 by Matthew Flaschen
Not the first Lemmings game I've played, but it came bundled with my PC and gave it a spin. It installs in seconds on a Pentium II, even, and then went off straight away. Read morePublished on February 24, 2002
I have been unable to convince this game to work. My computer meets the minimum requirements, but the game quits like every 30 seconds. Read morePublished on January 4, 2002 by D. Friedland