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1. What is Lemmings?
2. Who makes the Lemmings games?
3. Who publishes the Lemmings games?
4. Can I have more information on the individual games?
5. For which platforms are the Lemmings games available for?
6. Where can I get the Lemmings games?
7. Where is the best place to order the Lemmings games?
8. Can I download full versions of the games anywhere? / Can you send me a copy?
9. Are there any freeware Lemmings games available?
10. Technical Troubles
11. How do I "unblock" blockers?
12. The manual for Chronicles promised that levels for the other 9 tribes would be delivered in the form of data disks. It's been 5 years. What happened?
13. Lemmings on UNIX. How?
14. How do I pass [insert Lemmings level here]?
15. What are the codes for [insert Lemmings game here]?
16. What is the version of Lemmings for [insert platform here] like?
17. I want to create my own Lemmings levels. How do I do this?
18. Who holds the legal rights to Lemmings?
1. What is Lemmings?
Lemmings is a strategy game, available for many different platforms. The game goes like this: a number of blue & green creatures (lemmings) fall into a level, which consists of ground (rocks, wood, strange things), an entry (which the lemmings fall out of), an exit (which the lemmings must get to) and sometimes interactive objects (in the game in the original style, these are traps, but in the other games they can be a lot of different things). You are given a certain amount of skills (climber, floater, bomber, digger, basher, miner, builder, blocker) which you must use to help get as many lemmings as possible to the exit. While this is easy on the first few levels, the levels can be VERY difficult indeed.
2. Who makes the Lemmings games?
Note: when all versions is stated is means all versions unless otherwise noted

DMA Design made

  • Lemmings - All Versions
  • Oh No! More Lemmings - All Versions
  • Lemmings 2: The Tribes - All Versions
  • The Lemmings Chronicles / All New World of Lemmings - All Versions
  • Covox Lemmings / Save the Lemmings - All Versions
  • Lemmings from the Official Commpanion - All Versions
Focus Studios made
  • Lemmings - OS/2
  • Oh No! More Lemmings - OS/2
Probe Software made
  • Lemmings - Sega Master System
Clockwork Games made
  • 3D Lemmings - All Versions
Visual Sciences made
  • Lemmings - Windows 95
  • Oh No! More Lemmings - Windows 95
  • Lemmings Paintball - All Versions
Psygnosis made
  • Lemmings - Sony PlayStation
  • Oh No! More Lemmings - Sony PlayStation
  • Lemmings Revolution
  • - All Versions
Interactive Design made
  • Adventures of Lomax - All Versions
Sunsoft made
  • Lemmings - Nintendo
  • Lemmings - Super Nintendo
  • Lemmings - Sega Genesis
Presage made
  • Lemmings - Macintosh
  • Oh No! More Lemmings - Macintosh
Ocean made
  • Lemmings - Nintendo Gameboy
Spidersoft made
  • Lemmings 2: The Tribes - Nintendo Gameboy
3. Who publishes the Lemmings games?
Psygnosis publish & distribute all versions of all Lemmings games up to Adventures of Lomax.

Take 2 Games is due to publish Lemmings Revolution

4. Can I have more information about the individual games?
Sure - go to the Game Information section.
5. For which platforms are the Lemmings games available for?
Lemmings - 1991
  • MS DOS - May 1991
  • Amiga - February 1991
  • Atari ST - March 1991
  • Atari Lynx - 1993,1994
  • Sony PlayStation - 1998
  • OS/2 - 1995
  • Macintosh - October 1992
  • Super Nintendo - 1992
  • Sega Genesis - 1992
  • Sega Master System - 1992
  • Sega Mega Drive - 1992,1993,1994
  • Sega Game Gear - 1993,1994
  • Commodore 64
  • Windows 95 - 1996
  • Philips CDi - 1992 and beyond
  • CDTV - 1992 and beyond
  • ZX Spectrum - 1992 and beyond
  • Sinclair Spectrum 48k - 1992 and beyond
  • Sinclair Spectrum 128k - 1992 and beyond
  • Acorn Archimedes - 1992 and beyond
  • Amstrad 464 - 1992 and beyond
  • SAM Coupe - 1992 and beyond
  • Nintendo Game Boy - 1993,1994
  • Nintendo - 1992 and beyond
  • 3DO - 1992 and beyond
Oh No! More Lemmings - 1991
  • MS DOS
  • Amiga
  • Atari ST
  • Acorn Archimedes
  • Sony PlayStation - 1998
  • OS/2 - 1995
  • Macintosh
  • Windows 95 - 1996
Save the Lemmings / Covox Lemmings - 1991
  • MS DOS
Lemmings from the Official Companion - 1993
  • MS DOS
Lemmings 2: The Tribes - 1993
  • MS DOS
  • Amiga
  • Atari ST
  • Acorn Archimedes
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega CD
  • Super Nintendo
  • Nintendo Gameboy
Xmas / Holiday Lemmings 1991 - 1991
  • MS DOS
  • Amiga
  • Macintosh
Xmas / Holiday Lemmings 1992 - 1992
  • MS DOS
  • Amiga
  • Macintosh
Xmas / Holiday Lemmings 1993 - 1993
  • MS DOS
  • Amiga
  • Macintosh
Xmas / Holiday Lemmings 1994 - 1994
  • MS DOS
  • Amiga
  • Macintosh
The Lemmings Chronicles / All New World of Lemmings - 1994
  • MS DOS
  • Amiga - 1995
3D Lemmings - 1995
  • MS DOS
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sega Saturn
Lemmings Paintball - 1996
  • Windows 95
Adventures of Lomax - 1997
  • Windows 95 (Windows 95 version is only available in Europe)
  • Sony PlayStation
6. Where can I get the Lemmings games?
PC Lemmings Games
  • Lemmings has been rereleased on CD-ROM by GT Interactive. This CD-ROM is available at the US discount chains of Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy. You can order it online at Wal-Mart Online. They don't currently appear to ship internationally.
    It's also available on a CD-ROM issued by Aztech New Media which also contains Oh No! More Lemmings.
    Go to CD-ROM Access and do a search for 'Lemmings' (without the quotes). Select the 'Fun to Learn' pack. This pack contains 5 CD-ROMS, one of which is Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings.
    If you live in Germany, you can buy the Lemmings 1-3 CD-ROM which has been issued under the CDV Software Neon Edition label. This CD-ROM also contains Lemmings 2: The Tribes and The Lemmings Chronicles.
  • Oh No! More Lemmings is available on a CD-ROM issued by Aztech New Media which also contains Lemmings.
    CD-ROM Access sells a pack called 'Fun to Learn' which contains a CD-ROM with Lemmings & Oh No! on it.
  • Xmas Lemmings 1991 is available for free download. Get it now for PC
  • Xmas Lemmings 1992 is available for free download. Get it now for PC | Amiga | Mac
  • Holiday Lemmings 1993 is available at Psygnosis Direct Sales at 1-800-GET-PSYG (1-800-438-7794)
  • Holiday Lemmings 1994 is available at Psygnosis Direct Sales at 1-800-GET-PSYG (1-800-438-7794)
  • Lemmings 2: The Tribes is available at Psygnosis Direct Sales at 1-800-GET-PSYG (1-800-438-7794)
    The Lemmings 1-3 Compilation issued by CDV Software contains Lemmings 2: The Tribes along with Lemmings and The Lemmings Chronicles
  • The Lemmings Chronicles is available at CD-ROM Access and Star Vector.
    The Lemmings 1-3 Compilation issued by CDV Software contains The Lemmings Chronicles along with Lemmings 2: The Tribes and Lemmings.
  • 3D Lemmings is available at most stores.
    You can order it online at CD-ROM Access and Star Vector
    It's been released under the Argentum Collection label in Australia and Europe and the Neon Edition label in Germany
    You can purchase the Lemmings Paintball bonus pack which now contains 3D Lemmings.
  • Lemmings Paintball is currently in print and available.
    You can order it online at CD-ROM Access and Star Vector
    The Lemmings Paintball package contains Lemmings Paintball, 3D Lemmings and Lemmings & Oh No! for Windows 95. (the Windows 95 versions of Lemmings & Oh No! lack some levels that are in the MS-DOS versions)
  • Adventures of Lomax is only available for PC in Europe.
    I don't know where you can purchase it. You might want to download the demo to see if you think it's worth buying.
  • Save the Lemmings / Covox Lemmings is available for free download. Get it now!
  • Lemmings from the Official Companion is only available with the Official Lemmings Companion which is (unfortunately) out of print. You might want to try your luck at a second hand store.
Macintosh Lemmings Games
  • Lemmings is available at Psygnosis Direct Sales at 1-800-GET-PSYG (1-800-438-7794)
  • Xmas Lemmings 1991 is available for free download. I don't have a download location yet - do you know one?
  • Xmas Lemmings 1992 is available for free download. Get it now!
  • Holiday Lemmings 1994 is available at Psygnosis Direct Sales at 1-800-GET-PSYG (1800-438-7794)
Sony PlayStation Lemmings Games
  • Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings is available at Psygnosis and can be ordered online.
    It's also available at most stores.
  • 3D Lemmings is out of print, but still available at most stores. Get it before it runs out!
  • Adventures of Lomax is available at most stores.
Nintendo Lemmings Games Super Nintendo Lemmings Games Nintendo Gameboy Lemmings Games Sega Genesis Lemmings Games Sega MegaDrive Lemmings Games Sega Game Gear Lemmings Games
7. What are the best place to order the Lemmings games?
Psygnosis Direct Sales at 1-800-GET-PSYG (1-800-438-7794)
CD-ROM Access

Between the two of these you should be able to purchase most Lemmings games for PC.

8. Can I download full versions of the games anywhere? / Can you send me a copy?
No. If you want them, buy them. This question should tell you where.
9. Are there any freeware Lemmings games available?
There are small demos of most of the games for various platforms. They are available in the Downloads section.

Apart from these, there are a few short freeware lemmings games available.

PC Lemmings Games

Macintosh Lemmings Games Amiga Lemmings Games
10. Technical Troubles
Have a look at the Technical Information page.
11. How do I "unblock" blockers?
Instructions for Lemmings, Oh No!, Xmas/Holiday (all versions), Covox, Tribes, Companion and 3D

Remove the ground beneath the blocker. I good way to do this is to mine and then build so the lemming doesn't mine itself into an upleasant place.

Instructions for Chronicles

Make the blocker a 'turner'.

12. The manual for Chronicles promised that levels for the other 9 tribes would be delivered in the form of data disks. It's been 5 years. What happened?
There are several reasons why the other nine tribes were not delivered.

Sales for Chronicles weren't good enough to justify the promised sequels. Game manuals are printed six months before the release of the game. In that time, things can change which make fulfilling promises in manuals impossible.

Lemmings Chronicles does not work with most PCI graphics cards. PCI is the the standard in graphics so making something that isn't compatible with modern standards wouldn't be good (what was wrong with a patch?)

Despite what some people think, it takes a while to create lemmings levels. Months actually. You have to develope the scenery too. Since sales were so poor Psygnosis and DMA Design didn't think it was worth spending the time and money developing extra levels.

13. I saw my friend running Lemmings on UNIX. How do I do this?
There is no native version of Lemmings for Unix. You can run it if you have a Lemmings game for any platform of which there's an emulator for.
For example, if you have the Amiga version, you could run it on UAE (Un*x Amiga Emulator)
14. How do I pass [insert Lemmings level here]?
Complete solutions for most Lemmings games are in the Solutions section.
15. What are the codes for [insert Lemmings game here]?
Code lists for Lemmings games are available in the Codes section.
16. What is the version of Lemmings for [insert platform here] like?
Reviews can be found here.

In general the computer versions are pretty similar in control and graphics. There are two exceptions to this. In the Amiga and Atari ST versions of Lemmings, Oh No! More Lemmings and Holiday Lemmings (no Atari ST version) there is a mode for 2 players, with extra levels designed specifically for this mode. The other is that on the Amiga version of Lemmings, in some levels the "distraction" scenery is modified slightly. (For example: in the famous "We All Fall Down" levels, the Amiga version contains lava at the bottom of the screen while the PC version has an oppurtunity for the Lemmings to see what is below the level) Some versions contain a startup movie which basically consists of Lemmings getting out of a hot air balloon, walking around a bit and then it shows you that what the lemmings have been walking on is the Lemmings logo.

The console versions are limited by the control functions available on consoles. This makes playing them much harder than the computer versions where a mouse is available. Otherwise the graphics and sound are pretty similar. The Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo versions contain a 2 Player mode and feature the same extra levels that are in the Amiga and Atari ST versions. The Super Nintendo version has an extra rating entitled 'Sunsoft' that contains 5 extra levels. The Sega Genesis version has the standard Fun & Tricky levels but it's Taxing & Mayhem levels are unique to it. It also has two extra ratings (Present & Sunsoft) of 30 levels each. These levels are unique to it.

The Nintendo Gameboy versions are, well, Nintendo Gameboy versions. By this I mean that the limits of the Gameboy (colour, size, sound, graphics, control) impose limits on the games. Lemmings requires pixel precise control and the Gameboy can't deliver this. Lemmings on the Gameboy only has 100 levels (these levels have minor variations compared to the other versions). Lemmings 2: The Tribes has the 120 levels that are standard across all versions.

17. I want to create my own Lemmings levels. How do I do this?
MS DOS Lemmings Games

LemEdit is available from VTM Software Company.

LemEdit can edit levels from

  • Lemmings
  • Lemmings Demo
  • Oh No! More Lemmings
  • Oh No! More Lemmings Demo
  • Xmas Lemmings 1991
  • Xmas Lemmings 1992
  • Holiday Lemmings 1993
  • Holiday Lemmings 1993 Demo
  • Holiday Lemmings 1994
  • Holiday Lemmings 1994 Demo
  • Save the Lemmings / Covox Lemmings
  • Lemmings from the Official Companion
System Requirements
  • 80286 Compatible Processor
  • 250k Hard Disk Space
  • 540k Memory
  • DOS 3.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Compatible Mouse
  • Graphics card that can display 256 colours
  • At least of the supported games (the more games you have, the more styles you have and the more levels that you have to edit)
Price: Free

Amiga Lemmings Games

Lemmings 2: The Tribes Level Editor is available from Platon's Homepage

Lemmings 2: The Tribes Level Editor can edit levels from

  • Lemmings 2: The Tribes
System Requirements
  • Lemmings 2: The Tribes Hard Disk Version (floppy disk version can be upgraded with a patch)
  • Kickstart 2.05 or higher
  • OCS
  • 500k Free Hard Disk Space
  • 160k Chip RAM
  • 300k Fast RAM
  • Monitor
Price: Free
18. Who holds the legal rights to Lemmings?
Since Lemmings was published, Psygnosis held the legal rights to Lemmings. Recently, however, Take 2 Games, who also bought DMA Design, bought these rights from Psygnosis.
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