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#75: Lemmings 2: The Tribes

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August 1993 – Lemmings 2: The Tribes

In the intro video for Lemmings 2: The Tribes, a grizzled old lemming tells an enraptured youth a tale of The Guiding Force, a figure of ancient legend who shepherded their people through the hardships of their time and brought them to prosperity, and of her prophecised return, before both turn to look directly at the camera like they’re on The Office. This reclassifying of the original Lemmings into the realm of mythology is presented with tongue firmly in cheek, and yet, in its critical and commercial success, the game was an absolutely monolithic presence in the world of gaming in the UK, and the enormity of the task of producing a true sequel (as opposed to a mere expansion) really could not be overstated. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 6, 2017 in 1993, DOS, Lemmings

 

#53: Oh No! More Lemmings

Iain wrote this one.

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October 1991 – Oh No! More Lemmings

“Oh no!”, the high-pitched final words of one of the walking figures under your command, just before they blow themselves to smithereens. Not exactly a dignified end. Words of fear? Surprise? Resignation? Hard to tell through the digitised squeak, and maybe not so easy to think about in pixelised miniature, either. Cuteness can smuggle in horrors, serious ideas, and keep them hidden in plain sight until suddenly they aren’t. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2016 in 1991, Amiga, Lemmings

 

#45: Lemmings

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February 1991 – Lemmings

Have you ever wondered what your role in life is? Ever wondered which strictly defined category you fit into? Ever wanted to deny the existence of your capacity for independent thought? Well, today is your lucky day! Just answer this handy quiz, and we will tell you exactly who you are!

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Posted by on May 10, 2016 in 1991, Amiga, Lemmings