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Lemmings comes to mobile devices today

A new adventure with thousands of levels, innovative controls and adorable characters

Lemmings: A cute, clumsy and clueless species of green-mopped creatures on a journey home, in desperate need of help. For over 25 years, players have answered their call, with millions playing the puzzle game that became a pop-culture phenomenon.

We cheered when we saved them, cried when they died and as a schoolkid back in the ’90s, my classmates and I seemed hell-bent on killing the poor things in the most barbaric way possible. Kids were cruel in the ’90s. We had no internet.

Now it’s time for a whole new generation to save/slaughter those adorable critters once again, with a brand new Lemmings game out today, designed specifically for your mobile device.

And here’s a fun fact: did you know that Lemmings is officially part of the PlayStation family? It’s true — originally released for the Amiga, Lemmings was published by legendary Liverpool studio Psygnosis. The company later joined PlayStation and went on to create classics such as WipEout and Colony Wars. And it all started with Lemmings!

Wanted: A new home

As our story begins, our cuddly friends find themselves homeless as a result of an environmental catastrophe. No, this time it’s not our fault.

The Lemmings take to the stars, exploring the universe to find a nice, cosy corner somewhere where they can put their feet up, kick back, have a cup of tea and wait for everything to blow over.

Of the 18 quintillion locations out there, they have an uncanny knack of ending up in places full of fire, razor-sharp saw blades, bubbles (trust me, bubbles are the worst) and other hazards that promise to push you to the limit and have your Lemmings pushing up daisies.

Conquer levels and put your Lemmings to work, converting hostile planets into beautiful utopias, where your Lemmings can earn some much needed R&R.

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Mobile friendly design

We’re all passionate gamers but mobile gaming allows us to indulge in our passions when more traditional methods are not available. Standing in a packed bus, sitting on the toilet, pretending to listen to your partner and so on.

We took the Lemmings experience that people know and love and re-engineered it to make the most of smartphones and tablets. We’ve designed levels that are played in portrait orientation, as this is the most comfortable position to hold a device with one hand.

We worked tirelessly on touch controls, removing secondary elements like camera control and making it as simple for players to assess the level, plan a strategy and execute it.

It’s the Lemmings game you know and love, redesigned for the best experience on your device. Under your direction, they’ll dig, climb, build, block and fall through levels, with an ease of control that is both fun and challenging.

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Infinite possibilities

Lemmings utilises procedurally generated content, carefully curated by our design team.
Our game features more levels than every previous Lemmings game combined. There are thousands of levels in the game already and we’re only just getting started.

Levels are grouped into an ever-expanding universe of worlds, with each having its own distinct visual theme. As well as Earth-like planets with land, water and plant life, you’ll encounter unusual locations like a seaworld that becomes a Lemming water park, a planetary disco ball and even a meatball planet. Watch out for that one, it’s spicy!

Meet the tribes

On your travels, you’ll encounter and rescue a variety of unique Lemmings, each with a distinctive look. These are the tribes, groups of themed characters with big rewards for players who can complete them. More and more tribes are coming soon, themed around seasonal holidays, pop-culture events and more.

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What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Lemmings is out now on mobile devices for iOS and Android. The game features in-app purchases but can be played entirely for free.

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Don’t you guys have Phones?

Jokes aside I played these games back on the Amiga 25 years ago. When you used to be able to buy a game and play it, I have not played a game on my phone for the last 6 years or so, it’s pointless the mobile market is the worst thing to happen in gaming period.

Posting this on a dedicated playstaion blog, using the IP of a dead studio you closed down to drum up interest to sell a micro transaction based mobile game seems a little bit odd.

Good luck with it, I hope it flops if only to stop mobile gaming, and it’s money making trends infecting everything I love about this hobby.

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Well said, couldn’t agree more with you.

Playstation.Blog, please no more ‘news’ about mobile games like this, there’s so much out there re PS4 that you could tell us about, not this drivel.

Couldn’t have said it better. The mobile game has none of the charm nor fun of the old games. What a waste.

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Amen Brother

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The game can be found at the following links:

iOS – http://bit.ly/LemmingsiOS

Android – http://bit.ly/LemmingsAndroid

Game is available here:

iOS – http://bit.ly/LemmingsiOS

Android – http://bit.ly/LemmingsAndroid

No Links anywhere to the Games?! Both App Stores are chock full of Lemmings variations. Which one is yours?!

Found it on Googles Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sadpuppy.lemmings

New VITA version confirmed!

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Sony: “What’s a Vita?” *plays Seinfeld theme*

Tried it, played a game that was most definitely not Lemmings and uninstalled.

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Simply adored Lemmings on Amiga back in the day, not interested at all in mobile game

I don’t understand, what does this have to do with PlayStation? It’s a mobile game from Sony. It’s not a PlayStation game, so why is it on the PlayStation blog?

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The poor excuse for a connection is in the article…

Look at that horrible lifeless , soulless art style. Bring back the pixels.

Mobile gaming is utter, utter trash. It never feels fun and your always left with zero battery.

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Free?! Nice one. Any chance of a new colony wars? 😫

[DELETED] you lot don’t half moan, are any of you ever happy?

I feel your pain mate! Nothing is EVER good enough for the majority of the folk commenting on these posts. We seem to be raising a generation of people who can do nothing but moan and whinge about their first world gaming based ‘problems’. Get a sense of perspective you ingrates! You have got it so good, yet you complain like there’s no tomorrow!

No doubt I’ll get lynched for moaning about the moaners, but I’ve had it with their ‘gimme gimme’ attitude to everything!

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No we’re raising a generation of zombie children that think the pinnacle of gaming is on a phone.

It’s the most stale, lazy, vacuous, nonsense.

blacksheepwall_ 20 December, 2018 @ 13:55
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The game has £100 in game purchases. If you think this is healthy then you are the problem, not those who complain about it.

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Always pleased to see Lemmings still around, but I’ve always wanted just the original game to come to mobile or Vita, and it never does! Pleeeeeeease!!

How do you replay previous levels?

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In other news, the suit from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films is officially in Spider-Man PS4 as of now. Just download the 4GB update (which has tomorrow’s Silver Sable DLC but the Raimi suit is absolutely free) Totally unrelated to Lemmings and such but just thought folk might like to know. :)

You can tell the author NEVER played the old school Lemmings game(s). The mobile version is NOT like the original or the iterations that followed shortly thereafter.

It uses a horrible energy system that has garnered numerous complaints in the game’s review section. It’s microtransaction heavy, and doesn’t allow for a way to just pay for the game and play.

Those devs and this writer have no passion for video games and are clearly just money driven kids following the herd of fellow money driven kids without passion. It is almost as if…they are Lemmings.

FYI, your toggle for disabling sound effects does not turn off all of the sounds. Still makes the comes when you get lemmings or whatever.

Also, fairly bad form not to allow sound to be turned off before getting forced into a tutorial.

Otherwise, pretty good F2P adaptation of lemmings.

None_Hitwonder 20 December, 2018 @ 17:54
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I loved the original Lemmings, and I love mobile games when they are done well, but I am always suspicious of a game that includes “micro” transactions up to $99.99. I look forward to us moving past the era of companies taking blatant psychological advantage of gambling addicts for financial gain; it’s gross and makes you look gross.

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As soon as I saw that it uses the dreadful “energy” system I lost interest. I would gladly pay a one off price for a decent Lemmings remake or sequel but I’m not paying what is essentially a subscription for a single game like this.

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BlizzCon 2018: Announces Diablo: Immortal, a mobile game with no intentions for a PC release.

Sony: “Hold my beer…”

Why not bring the original to GOG.com? (And other PC games owned by Sony, like Psygnosis classics perhaps) Lemmings has 10,000+ votes on the GOG wishlist.

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At least they didn’t bring it to E3 like the disastrous EA show where they played/hyped up Command and Conquer on mobile like it was new gameplay of the FFVII Remake.

In app purchases up to $149.99?! You can go and sti……I think you can see where this going.

To put your maximum in app purchase ($150) into context: for six dollars less I could buy the most expensive item in the January sale. IFor my money I would get COD black ops 4, Destiny 2 forsaken and Overwatch!!!

More pay to play garbage! STOP DOING THIS! Either release a full game you can play with a one time charge or don’t. Hate this!

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Nope, its filled with micro transactions. You need to pay 8€ to play for 2 hours. 2 HOURS!

Energy game that makes you wait to play just so you spend money.

Don’t do it, the more people waste money on games like this the worst it will be! Just play it without spending

Or a solution make it paid like an amount for unlocking the full game (they’ll never do it)

MiseryPrincess 22 December, 2018 @ 00:04
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Can you please just delete this and never post an article about a mobile only game ever again?

I mean, by the same flimsy link you could also have articles about basically anything. But, as that anything in this case is an anti consumer product that preys upon peoples weakness, it’s probably less than needed or wanted here.

Ok I’ve actually played a bunch of this now. It stinks. Sorry, I wish it didn’t, but it’s terrible. Nothing like the originals whatsoever.

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