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Lemmings Returns

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Aug 22, 2011 | 10:34 PM EDT

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Update December 20th 2011 - SECRET CODES:

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Play the sequel: Oh No More Lemmings Returns:
www.newgrounds.com/portal /view/579063
(remove spaces from URL)

Lemmings Returns is a rework of the traditional DOS Lemmings from 1991. It is reinvented with simple draw and erase tools to guide the suicidal Lemmings to their freedom.

Being a fan of the original Lemmings, I created this version to be a recognition of the classic.

It has been over 8 months in development.

To get this game under 10mb, I had to cut 6 tracks from the original Lemmings soundtrack and significantly reduce the audio quality. The original stood at 14mb, and I was unsuccessful in contacting the founders for its submission.

QUICK INSTRUCTION RUNDOWN:
- Press 'Esc' to go back/restart from anywhere, anytime
- Draw and erase with your standard click and drag. Use shortcuts keys 'd' and 'e'
- If you get stuck for whatever reason, right click and select 'MAIN MENU'
- The nuke button needs to be double clicked. Or, you can just press 'n'

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Q: I can't select the erase or draw button sometimes.
A: Some levels you only get one tool, others, both tools. The variety ensures strategy.

Q: The Lemmings move/fall slowly, and I can't complete even the basic levels in the given time.
A: You may just be running on a machine that isn't rendering the Lemmings quickly enough. The game runs at 61fps to ensure more accurate pixel collision detection. Unfortunately the Flash Player eats through CPU like crazy. You could try updating your Flash Player, closing processes, or switching web browsers.
A2: If you switch tabs while Lemmings is running, and/or lose focus the rendering can stop, while the time resumes.

Q: What are the level codes for?
A: The level codes do not reflect the codes used in the original DOS Lemmings. They are there only for
bonus content.

Q: No speed up button?
A: Originally I developed one, but the problem was that speeding up Lemmings effected the way they reacted to their environment too much. The per-pixel collision detection depends on the Lemmings moving steadily across a bitmap canvas.

Q: Some of these levels are very difficult. Will there be a walkthrough?
A: Yes, eventually.

Enjoy!

Reviews


andonajohnandonajohn

Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice game . unfortunately i have to play on bronte site as only the brown background appears on newgrounds portal after cuing the play icon. tried over ten times. Might be my flash player . But loaded first try elsewhere.



IstvnDomosKovcsIstvnDomosKovcs

Rated 3 / 5 stars

The MUTE function is missing!!!!
I hate flash stuff without mute function.
The game is very good, that's why I'm angry because of sounds!!!



CookiemonstressCookiemonstress

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Lemmings has always been my favourite game ever. I fell in love with these lil creatures with the green hair back in 1992. I love this new, interactive twist of drawing into the scenery. I've done all the other Lemmings games through the years so I needed something new. Good job!

Sadly, neither this one or the Oh no! More Lemmings Returns will save my progress even though the manual says it will. :( That's why I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Glitch?


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SinaAtnSinaAtn

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game xD

I found a bug: your panic button dont work, so I have to kill all the lemings in other ways =D
And you can put a button to accelerate the time of them =)


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RuizonRuizon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Old Game... Great Twist!

At first I was unsure if this game could be much fun but after playing through a lot of the levels i found a lot of fun could be had.

I found myself trying to beat my own score so i don't know if you would consider making a best times table or achievements for doing certain stages in certain time limits... just to entice some enthusiasts.

I agree that a fast forward/speed-up switch is needed rather than sitting for 1-4 mins waiting for all the lemmings to reach the end (especially on the earlier levels).

Anyway I can't wait for more levels to be unlocked for this game and very little needs to be changed/added to make this one of the best games on Newgrounds.

5/5 & 9/10