& Lemmings II (for
12 years ago when I was in hi school, when PCs and internet were still
not dominant. One day we went out with my father to by a new Amiga
computer. It was on the peak at that day. I was so happy. Back in home I
unpacked it immediately. It already came with 5 games inside. One of the
games was in a mini box, with a single disk and small manual. It looked
just like another cartoonic type. In fact, inside that single disk was a
revolution with NO exaggeration.
was a completely new type of puzzles (If I could call it a puzzle).
Never before seen on the scene something like it. You guide Tiny
creatures (Lemmings) to reach the goal door. Simply said, But the
lemmings are not so intelligent. they're only intelligent enough to
follow your orders. Other wise, They just walk, walk and walk. You have
limited amount of tools to give your lemmings. You can make a lemming
climb, dig, build bridges, block or even bomb him self. Yes some times
you have to sacrifice some lemmings to save others. It's like
controlling a flow of ants without letting them getting extinct.
planning, hand skills, deep thinking, fast thinking, unusual
thinking and more. This game combines it all. You
can't feel the hours passing while your
playing it. Lemmings is known to ",
"3D Lemmings", "Xmas Lemmings" and more.
by Psygnosis. This company is known for their unusual type of games like
"Role Away" for PlayStation.
II came on Amiga latter with great improvements. This time there was a
full story. The original concept is the same but the overall goal was to
solve all the puzzles in all Lemmings tribes. Each tribe has a part of
the broken vessel that should be reassembled in order to save the
lemmings. At it's time graphics and sound was superb. But It might not
stand to what we see now a days in 3D high resolution games. Any way, It's not fair to compare
a 12 years old game with today's games.
effects or not. The game is wonderful and I still
play it. Lemmings represents a big milestone in the world of gaming. It
is for sure one of the best games in all gamming history. You might say:
How can I play it
without an Amiga ?" There is a way. Use
an Amiga emulator. An emulator is program that simulates the exact behavior
of the amiga on your normal PC. Yes it is possible. Read here for
instruction of how to do it.
you want to try the game, be warned, I'm not responsible for any lack of sleep, hair loss, your
wife shouting at you at midnight to close the computer. If you wake up
in the morning and find a dead lemming laying down in your bath room
then I'm sure you won't be surprised. (Just kidding :)