Classic puzzler but little new to be found
For those players who have never encountered the charms of the Lemmings series, this is the perfect introduction, although for old hands it might feel a little too familiar. The basic idea of the game is simple, like a more advanced form of Chu Chu Rocket, and remains largely unchanged: guide your cute and spiky haired lemmings through a series of complex environments using various commands, while trying to minimise losses. Skills include digging, jumping, climbing etc and are accessed by clicking on the appropriate icon or by collecting them in-level. Changes over previous versions include new obstacles and alterations to the skills and the way they are accessed but they don't really add a great deal to the game, which may disappoint some fans. However, the challenge and the fun still remain, and are provided by having so many individual elements to keep track of at any time. It does get hectic when you have multiple lemmings all wandering around trying to do their own thing and finding the best route to the exit can be pretty tough. Graphics are fairly basic, but the lemmings are undeniably charming and full of personality and it is easy to get attached to them. While there is little new here, the concept is a classic, and for fast-paced puzzle action which has inspired the likes of The Humans series, this is hard to beat.