Lemmings - Enjoy While You Still Have Some Energy Left

January 26, 2019
Lemmings - Enjoy While You Still Have Some Energy Left
Image source: Lemmings Apps on Google Play

Lemmings is a cult series of video games that dates back to 1991, but surprisingly this new entry is made for mobile platforms. The older you are the more chance you have of recognizing these little creatures. Join them on their journey through the universe, and maybe help them on the way.

Initially, the first game in Lemmings series was launched on the Amiga in 1991 (if you are one of our younger readers and you have never heard of it, Amiga is a computer introduced by Commodore). This one, nobody expected.

Sony Entertainment and Sad Puppy Limited surprised every old fan with this free-to-play puzzle game they made for Android and iOS, and they might even get some younger fans.

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Image source: Lemmings Apps on Google Play

The rules of this game are pretty simple - lead the lemmings from point A to point B. All levels are placed in a single screen and you can see all of the obstacles and then use some logic to find the best ways to overcome them. Lead all lemmings to safety and you get to spin the wheel to win a reward, but let too many of them die and you fail the level.

Depending on the placement of the exit, you are going to build staircases, dig holes and place umbrellas to stop lemmings from falling to their deaths. All of that by tapping the screen and choosing the command.

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Image source: Lemmings Apps on Google Play

After a few levels, portals will appear on the sides of your screen. They can make your way to the exit easier, or make it harder if your calculations were wrong. You can also command a single lemming to stop the others from going a certain way, and if they are moving too slow there is always a speedup button at the bottom of the screen.

After you save enough lemmings you complete a mission. Complete enough missions and you clear the planet. Then you move on to the next planet you need to replenish. Already, thousands of levels are available to play and they all have their own theme.

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Image source: Lemmings Apps on Google Play

There are a bunch of characters you can unlock through the wheel or you can buy them, but that will just change the appearance of original lemmings, they don’t really have any special abilities, except that you get a reward for collecting the whole themed group.

Now, while everything looks cute and colorful, I found a lot of things in this game that put me off. There’s a lot of in-game purchasing, and the prices for certain things are pretty high. Don’t even get me started on the energy system, I’ll start by myself.

You spend energy for every command you give and sometimes in the middle of the level you can be left with no energy so you’ll have to quit. I have not met one person that thinks having limited energy in the game is a good thing and I cannot grasp the need of game developers to put that thing in there.

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Image source: Lemmings Apps on Google Play

In conclusion, I thought this was going to be a nice, enjoyable puzzle where I’d have to use a bit of logic, and it probably would if it weren’t for the energy system. If that doesn’t bother you as much, feel free to try it for yourself. We here at GameBuz mobile games news site will continue to inform you about the latest additions to the gaming industry, and hopefully help you decide what you want to play next.