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The 100 Greatest Games | 87 | Lemmings

YEAR: 1991     FORMAT: AMIGA

The 100 Greatest Games | 87 | Lemmings


It might be hard to believe, but the gentle action of suicidal puzzler Lemmings was developed by DMA Design, the sickos who first unleashed the notorious Grand Theft Auto on an unsuspecting world. Tasking players with saving a parade of depressed critters that were relentlessly marching towards their doom, Lemmings allowed players to assign different skills to the fatalistic army, in turn allowing you to alter the environment and steer them to safety. Considered an early precursor to the RTS, Lemmings was hugely addictive and sublimely compelling, the box for the game famously displayed a disclaimer indicating that the developers would not be held responsible for 'loss of sanity, loss of hair or loss of sleep'.

Memorable for...
Explosive Endings. Quitting out of a level could be easily accomplished by clicking the self destruct button, giving each of your emerald-haired charges a five-second countdown before they cowered, cried 'Oh no!' and exploded into a thousand blue and green pieces.

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