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From The Forum Issue 140

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:12 pm

This month we're planning a Lemmings cover, so we'd like to know what you love about the popular Amiga game (or even what you don't like about it)

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:26 pm

I loved that it was ported to the Atari ST ;)

It was one of my first experiences of gender friendly gaming, as Mrs Ant v1.0 took to it and we'd often have 2 player games, a feature that gets little note when the game is discussed usually. That you could subvert the other player's lemmings into your own home made for heated exchanges.
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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by fredghostmaster » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:31 pm

I only played it on the Megadrive but who didnt get a perverse pleasure from nuking those little critters!

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by The Laird » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:20 pm

I first played it on the ST too, I got it in a double pack with Oh No More Lemmings! IIRC.

While I loved it on the ST I think it's actually the Lynx version I have played the most. The conversion to Atari's handheld is just superb, I was actually amazed at just how well it works on the small screen, it's a perfect handheld game and, IMO, the best version of the game too.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by RodimusPrime » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:00 pm

Simple, me and a friend played for hours on the amiga just to hear what tune played on the next level. It had some amazing catchy tunes.
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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by Boulder » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:14 pm

The tunes from the first Lemmings game seem to haunt me as well even to this day :lol:

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by antsbull » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:48 pm

I loved how they put out the Christmas Lemmings cover disks levels each year.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:03 pm

The Nuke button :twisted:
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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by slacey1070 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:13 pm

The "pop" noise they made as you nuked them - wonderful sound.

It was a real cross over game, that attracted non-gamers to games.
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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by crusto » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:48 pm

It was crap.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by ncf1 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:45 pm

It was the first time I'd ever played anything of that nature; the way you controlled these little lifeforms, and it was also very addictive, and cute. I remember playing it just because the magazines told me to at the time - it looked nothing like something I would want to play, but then you'd play it and see what they were talking about.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:14 pm

I like how they included levels based on other Psygnosis games, like Shadow of the Beast and Menace.
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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by nakamura » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:19 pm

I first played it at school on the Acorn Archimedes and loved it. Mainly nuking I will admit.
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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by Hiro » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:52 am

Loved how you could finish most levels in different ways, and if you saved barely enough lemmings you went back to that level to save more! Animation was also excellent (for such tiny sprites) and the soundtrack was varied and enjoyable too.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 140

Post by flatapex » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:35 am

At the time I bought it because it was a highly rated puzzle game that was cheap to buy (£20 in 1994) and not columns (which was boring). Once I played it I found it was a simple concept executed extremely well, with lots of humour, which to me is the best way to make a game. I now own the first game on master system, mega drive and snes, and the second on mega drive and snes. I also have the master system version of the second game on my everdrive which I downloaded when the original programmer released the rom.

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