Lemmings 2

Puzzle 1993 Dos Dosbox Psygnosis Lemmings variant Strategic scope

Great sequel to a classic puzzler

The original Lemmings was a ground-breaking piece of puzzling entertainment that introduced gamers to the charming world of suicidal animals and charged them with playing the role of saviour. The game captivated gamers so it was inevitable that a sequel would soon show up and while Christmas Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings came along first, this is the first true follow-up and which provides more of the same puzzle action but with a few new twists. This time around, a plot has been introduced which describes how the lemmings have split into distinct tribes and that their island is now in trouble which can only be averted by collecting the twelve pieces of an ancient talisman. While all this is interesting enough, it doesn't really impact on the gameplay that much, and in most respects Lemmings 2 is very similar to its predecessor, with the player responsible for guiding their tribe of lemmings through complex levels by making careful use of the various skills that are available to them. These skills include returning ones like digging and building as well as new ones like flying and 'the attractor' where your lemming plays a musical instrument which stops other lemmings to stop what they are doing and perform a little dance instead. Other new additions include objects like cannons and trampolines, while levels can now scroll vertically as well as horizontally. If you enjoyed the first Lemmings or games like The Settlers or Diggers, then this will be right up your alley. It retains the core gameplay and charming visuals of the original but adds in enough new elements to keep things fresh and it remains a highly entertaining puzzler that comes highly recommended.

The second Lemmings, help the tribe!

The game is a second installment to the series and is very much on the same theme with a few elements that have been changed here and there. The plot in the game is that there are 12 lemming tribes which lived quite happily till the time an evil has emerged and has forced them to leave there place and move. The evil is basically a magical power that wants to take over their place and bring destruction. In order to defeat the evil and bring peace to their land, they need to gather pieces of talisman. Other than above feature, the plot in the gameplay is quite similar to the one which has been seen in the previous game. Howver there are tweaks in the game in the form of the user interface which has been improved and has been much simplified. The graphics in the game are very cool and the animations to support them are smooth and vibrant. The level designs have been merged with a lot of variety and this variety shows in the power ups and the different items to collect in the game. Those who have not experienced playing the original Lemmings, they should go for it as it is also very good.

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