||(Win95/98/Me/XP8) (DVD) (LEMMREVPR)
- Mild animated violence
4/5 from Strategy Plus
One More Puzzle To Challenge Their Tiny Little
After years of risking life and limb, the Lemmings' migration to find their
utopia was over. The Lemmings had found their promised land and made themselves
at home. Some took shelter in the forests, and some by the ocean, while others
settled in the desert.
Little did the Lemmings know that their adventures had become the stuff of
legend, and had attracted particular interest among the weasels. One dark
night, every Lemming was captured and packed away into boxes while the weasels
set to work! The only means of escape is their hot air balloons. Unfortunately
these have been strategically positioned to lure the Lemmings into danger.
Lead the Lemmings to safety in this addicting puzzle / strategy game!
The witless little Lemmings have
returned - this time in a simple, elegant 3D world filled with
hazards like lava and perilous heights. One hundred puzzles to play over again
and again - like the Treehouse, the Stone Tower and more.
Rotate the puzzle structure
while directing Lemmings around its entire circumference, guiding the little
morons to the safety of a waiting hot air balloon.
Three types of Lemmings to play
- standard, lava and water Lemmings have unique skills.
Use the 16 skills you can teach
the Lemmings to help them along - such as the classic Basher and Climber to the
new Trampoline and AntiGravity and more.
Adjustable difficulty settings
customize the game for any ability level - from Easy As Pie to Unimagineable
and anywhere in between.
Wonderful, pleasing scenery and
music to enjoy while preventing the demise of these dopey guys.
Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium II 266MHz or higher, 64MB RAM, 450MB hard disk
space, 4x CD-ROM drive, DirectX 7 (provided on game CD), 4MB DirectX compatible
3D accelerator card, DirectX compatible sound card, Microsoft compatible
keyboard and mouse.
Strategy Plus by Dave Perkins
"All is right with the worldthe weasels are once again up to their
weaselly tricks, the lemmings are once again lugging around their single-cell
brains, and puzzle-loving gamers are once again up to their necks in wonderful
challenges. Anyone who played the original Lemmings will immediately recognize
the primary cast of Lemmings Revolution: tiny, pastel-shirted mammals who lack
any common sense, and who rely on you to give them orders. They emerge from
their boxes to find themselves in dangerous environments, supposedly designed
by their wicked weasel captors, but actually concocted by the clever humans at
"The skills you can bestow upon your
lemmings are also familiar to any fan of the original games: builders to create
stairways, miners to dig sloping tunnels, blockers to prevent other lemmings
from falling into nasty situations, and so on. While the skills are unchanged,
most everything else isand for the better. The most important and
pleasant move is from two dimensions to threenot the contrived,
difficult-to-control 3D of Lemmings 3D, mind you, but a marvelous adaptation of
the series original 2D design. Each level is now cylindrical, with
platforms and obstacles protruding from a rotatable tree trunk. In addition to
adding a measure of graphical interest to the game, this happily lends credence
to those isolated chunks of terrain that defied gravity in the original 2D
Games Domain Review by Chris McMullen
"...Lemmings Revolution takes a non-revolutionary step back to the lemmings'
roots and sticks with the original skills featured in the first lemmings games.
However, the lemmings do now come in subtly different flavours. Mostly you'll
be playing with the standard blue bodies and green-haired lemmings with their
ability to die horribly on demand, but on other occasions you get to deal with
acid walking and water-walking lemmings who can survive walking over acid and
water respectively (no doubt the latter ability will go down a storm with any
particularly evangelical rattlesnake handling preachers). There are levels
where you find yourself dealing with two different varities of lemmings at
once, perhaps having to use lemmings of the first kind to clear the path of
lemmings of a second kind and vice-versa. By doing this Tarantula have managed
to subtly improve upon the game's original format yet have avoided changing the
formula so much as to alienate existing Lemmings fans."
"Nevertheless, while these glitches are a bit annoying, they're not annoying
enough to sink Lemmings Revolution. Granted, it may not be perfect, but with
Lemmings Revolution, Tarantula have captured not all but a great deal of the
original Lemmings magic. Mike states in his review that the graphics aren't
brilliant, which is true, but gameplay is what should really count and the
game's graphics are good enough for you to see what's going on in the game - I
certainly don't agree the lemmings aren't as cute as they used to be - they
still have plenty of character, although how much character a small computer
sprite could have in the first place is debateable. All in all, if you have
fond memories of playing the original Lemmings or are just looking for a puzzle
game that is playable, challenging and addictive with it, then with its hundred
or so longevity-boosting levels Lemmings Revolution is well worth picking
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