Well those lovely
dumbies are back again in another adventure where you have to make sure
you save as many Lemmings as possible from some dreadful death.
Havenít heard of the Lemmings? Well the idea is that
a whole group of the little guys march directly to their death and its
up to you to save them. Iíve played Lemmings since itís inception on, I
think it was the Amiga back in the day. It actually hasnít changed that
much but I was curious to see how easy it would be to control the little
guys with a console.
The aim of Lemmings is to help them. So you select
the tools that they need, select the Lemming that needs to do the job
and away you go. Having been used to using a mouse to get the job done
and selecting my Lemmings, I was curious to see how it would go, but I
am pleased to say that the PSP is more than up to the task.
Graphically the title is a treat to the eyes and
really suits the characters and their little suits and hair. The
environments certainly look sinister and are just as fun as I remember
them being way back when. There are also a ton of new maps for you to
make your way through and a level editor to devise new torments for your
Racing against the clock to get all the Lemmings
safely home at first seems like a bit of an easy task but once you get
the difficulty rating up in the game you will actually curse the clock
for much of the game, certainly as the pace heats up and the timing runs
Despite the fact that you are playing on a small
screen, this has been compensated for by the ability to zoom in on the
action and have a bit of a closer look around. The whole experience is a
lot of fun and I think that people who give this title a shot are going
to be really glad that they bought it.
Old school gamers might want to think about the title
for the mere fact that you will feel like you are playing a port of the
title, the levels are the same and the look of the game whilst improved,
doesnít differ too much from the original.
Having said that, I recommend this game. You will be
playing it for ages and itís simply a joy to play, not to mention a real
challenge in the later stages. The learning curve is nicely taken care
of at the beginning to make sure you are ready for what is dished up to
you at a later stage.