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A "miner" Lemming as shown in the PSP remake of the game.

Lemmings is a series of puzzle videogames originally published by Psygnosis, which was later acquired by Sony, that currently owns the series. The games star the titular little creatures, based on the real life animals of the same name, and specifically on the (false) common belief that they commit mass suicide.

Most games in the series (the only exception being Lemmings Paintball) have the Lemmings mindlessly walking forward, so the player has to make them avoid pits and traps by giving them special tasks, such as building a ladder, breaking walls, blocking other Lemmings, etc. When a Lemming hits a wall it walks right back. The objective of each level is to safely guide a predetermined number of Lemmings from the start point to the exit door.

The released games are:

Lemmings gameplay

A screenshot from the original Lemmings.

  • Lemmings (February 14, 1991), Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, ZX Spectrum, PC-98, TurboGrafx-16, SNES, Amstrad CPC, FM Towns, Sharp X68000, Sega Master System, Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, NES, 3DO, Atari Lynx, CD-i, Commodore 64, Macintosh, Amiga CD32, Windows, Game Boy. Later also released for Game Boy Color, JM2E, PlayStation 3. Each version differs in graphics, gameplay and level design depending on the console's capabilities. Some of the later versions also include levels from Oh No! More Lemmings. Various additional levels were released, either as expansions or as stand-alone games:
    • Oh No! More Lemmings (1991), Amiga, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, Sam Coupé. Available both as an expansion pack and as a stand-alone game.
    • Xmas Lemmings (1991), Amiga, Atari ST. A Christmas-themed demo including two levels from Oh No! More Lemmings and two new levels.
    • Xmas Lemmings (1992), Amiga, Atari ST. A Christmas-themed demo including four original levels.
    • Holiday Lemmings 1993 (1993), Amiga, Atari ST. Christmas-themed game including two sets of 16 new levels each.
    • Holiday Lemmings 1994 (1994), Amiga, Atari ST. Christmas-themed game including all levels from Holiday Lemmings 1993 and two sets of 16 new levels each.
  • Lemmings 2: The Tribes (1993), Commodore Amiga, DOS, Sega Mega Drive, SNES, Game Boy, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, FM Towns, Sega Master System, Game Gear.
  • All New World of Lemmings (1994), DOS, Amiga. Titled The Lemmings Chronicles in North America.
  • 3D Lemmings (July 31, 1995), DOS, PlayStation, Sega Saturn. It received an expansion pack:
    • 3D Lemmings Winterland (1995), DOS.
  • Lemmings Paintball (May 31, 1996), Windows. An action game.
  • Lemmings Revolution (April 28, 2000), Windows.
  • Lemmings (May 23, 2006), PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3. A remake of the original game, the PlayStation 2 version features EyeToy compatibility.
  • Lemmings (2009), PlayStation 3. A small new version of the game only available through download, it's based on the 2006 version, but features new gameplay elements and original levels.
  • Lemmings Touch (May 27, 2014), PlayStation Vita.

Additionally, the game Lomax (called The Adventures of Lomax in North America) stars Lemmings characters and is therefore often considered part of the series, however since it features a completely different gameplay style, and it doesn't feature "Lemmings" in the title, we consider it a spin-off series instead.

Two adventure books based on the series were also released in 1995: Lemmings - The Genesis Quest and Lemmings - The Hypnosis Enigma.

A novel titled The Story of the 12 Tribes of Lemmings Island was also released boundled with certain editions of Lemmings 2: The Tribes.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Shadow of the Beast19910214 February 14, 1991Lemmings features a level based on Shadow of the Beast and one based on Shadow of the Beast II.2


4Arrow L Nightmare on Elm Street19910214 February 14, 1991Lemmings features a level called "Nightmare on Lem Street".3


4Arrow L Menace (Psygnosis)19910214 February 14, 1991Lemmings features a level based on Menace.2


4Arrow L Awesome (Psygnosis)19910214 February 14, 1991Lemmings features a level based on Awesome.2


4Arrow L Mary Poppins19910214 February 14, 1991Lemmings features a level called "Mary Poppins' land".3


5Arrow R Leander1991 1991The Lemmings make an appearance in Leander / The Legend of Galahad.1


4Arrow L Spy Hunter19911218 December 18, 1991The writing "Spy Hunter" appears in the level "Graffiti" in the SNES version of Lemmings.2


4Arrow L Freedom Force (Sunsoft)19911218 December 18, 1991The writing "Freedom Force" appears in the level "Graffiti" in the SNES version of Lemmings.2


4Arrow L Hebereke19911218 December 18, 1991The writing "Ufouria" appears in the level "Graffiti" in the SNES version of Lemmings, while the Sega Mega Drive version features a level with images of the four main Hebereke characters.2


4Arrow L Blaster Master19911218 December 18, 1991The writing "Blaster Master" appears in the level "Graffiti" in the SNES version of Lemmings.2


4Arrow L Walker (Psygnosis)1993 1993The Lemmings design is based on animations originally intended for Walker; the Walker itself appears as a trap in Lemmings 2: The Tribes.1


4Arrow L Tetris1993 1993The level "Lemtris" in Lemmings 2: The Tribes features blocks shaped like tetrominos.2


5Arrow R Wiz 'n' Liz1993 1993The Lemmings make an appearance in Wiz 'n' Liz.1


4Arrow L Street Fighter1994 1994All New World of Lemmings features a "Hadoken" tool based on the move from the Street Fighter series.3


5Arrow R Flink1994 1994The Lemmings make a cameo in Flink.1


5Arrow R Benefactor (Psygnosis)1994 1994Benefactor features a level called "Lemmings?" which features images of Lemmings on the walls as well as music from the original game.2


4Arrow L Super Scope19940812 August 12, 1994The SNES version of Lemmings 2: The Tribes is compatible with the Super Scope.3


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Lomax19941022 October 22, 1994Lomax is a spin-off of the Lemmings series, starring the titular Lemming hero.1


4Arrow L Looney Tunes20000428 April 28, 2000Lemmings Revolution features a level called "Speedy Gonzales".3


5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum features a reference to Lemmings.
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5Arrow R 3D Dot Game Heroes20091105 November 05, 20093D Dot Game Heroes features a loading screen based on Lemmings.3


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Caveman (Mobile 1UP)2011 2011Caveman is a clone of Lemmings.3


5Arrow R LittleBigPlanet2014514 May 14, 2014Lemming and Mischievous Lemming costumes are downloadable in LittleBigPlanet 2.2