Yipe! I'm still recovering the morning after my 3rd Gloucester show, and what a show it was! Colin Macdonald is the man to thank here, for giving me more software for my Coupe than I expected for payment out of doing the graphics for Football League Manager. Anyway, to the review. You must have your copy of Lemmings to load up this disk, after adding in a passcode. Once the smoke has cleared, you'll notice that the menu screen has got neater, and there are FIVE sets of 20 levels, each one as mad as the next.
What? You don't know what Lemmings are? If you do, sorry for putting you through this, but there still are people out there who lead sheltered lives. To cut a long story short, you have to rescue a certain number of Lemmings from all manner of perils, by giving them certain talents which will help or hinder their progress to the exit. A mini review in itself, I have seen every level of the SAM version of Lemmings now (even had a go on a few of them!) and what can I say? Buy the bloody thing!
So then, what can we expect from this great-sounding data disk? W ell, there is plenty in the way of new graphics to oogle at, including some horrible new ways for those Lemmings to die! More on that in a minute... The five levels are aptly named Tame, Crazy, Wild, Wicked and Havoc and all live up to their claims. One which is looking really nice to any anti-animal rights person (like myself?!) is the Wicked level. The first (and I must add, incredibly difficult) level took me ten attempts to even START showing Lemmings the way out, but the name of the level - "Lemming Tomato Ketchup Factory" leaves little to the imagination in the ways your Lemming chums can die.
The animations are as great as they were in Lemmings 1, with a host of new ways to kill your Lemmings, and the music is just the s ame as it was in Lemmings 1, though there is a HELL of a lot of catchy music to feast on. Definately worth buying if you already have Lemmings. If you have neither - treat yourself to some well deserved mainstream stuff!
Graphics - 95% Playability - 96% Sound - 93% Lastability - 92% Overall - 94%
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