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August 23, 2011

lemmings returns

Lemmings returns, but this time they're only bringing a draw and an erase tool to guide them to their freedom.

121 comments:

deCarlo said...

Dare I say it?

No - I don't

Anonymous said...

Second!!!

Anonymous said...

only two tools :(

Peter said...

Quite funny, even if it's not the same as the original, and ah - the memories.

lac515 said...

im stuck on level 8 any helpers????

Jack said...

made it to level 11 with IE before I realized the game window was cutoff.

Use Firefox if you want to finish the game.

hannah said...

it takes them FOREVER to walk to the lil house thing. not enough patience for this.

Peter said...

lac515: you have to block their way forward, for instance by making a wall.

Peter said...

The only thing that's in fact missing is a way to return to the level selection screen.

lac515 said...

thanks im past that now stuck on 12 now

lac515 said...

yes iv done level 12 after at least 30mins trying to do it

Anonymous said...

Level 12, help!!!

Anonymous said...

Read the manual carefully,,it tells how.

I said...

I quote, "Dare I say it? No - I don't" sooooo..... First!!!

Carly said...

There used to be a button to make them run faster - what happened to that??

I said...

I agree with Carly.

Carly said...

Did anybody figure out 14 and can give me a hint? Most of the times I can do 50%, my best was 65%, but I never was anywhere near 75%, cause I am running out of time...

dyork said...

Great little game, but are these comments referring to the FUN levels, or the TRICKY levels?

And has anyone got to TAXING or MAYHEM?

charity said...

I giving up 4 2nite too tired to keep lay 22--beast of a level--cant find walkthrough..hopefully someone will post some help? thanx...and ps...loooove the lemmings and lemmins type games...these are my faves thax bontegames :D

Vernella said...

What did they do to my favourite game from my early days?!

I am disappoint. (But I'll play anyway)

lac515 said...

im really stuck on the second stage level 5 there is no way they can get down and its soo anoying i cant find out how, need walkthrough or hint please

dyork said...

Tricky level 5 hint: there is a tiny little vertical wall in the lower right edge of the grid. Lead them there, they will reverse, then you can get them to fall off on the left side.

After that it starts to get hard...

lac515 said...

thanks sooo much i really couldn't get how to do that bit thanks. now just have to figer out how to get them to the gate lol

charity said...

any help with level 22? or do you know of where walkthrough is?

Anonymous said...

Level 12 - I'm truly truly stumped. Help! hint?

Anonymous said...

Got it! I didn't realize that manual even existed. :)

Anonymous said...

level 12?????? help me pleaaaaase :-)

Anonymous said...

the manual dont help me on level 12 :-(((

Anonymous said...

Cute, but hearing "yippee" 49 times made me not want to try any more levels.

Anonymous said...

help!! level 17 tricky, any tips? i always seem to run out of time

dyork said...

Level FUN/22: carve a short vertical drop to right of entry point, then long sloping tunnel coming out in the empty space left of 'Home'. Then tunnel through trunk at ground level.

dyork said...

Level FUN/17: quickly carve a SHORT vertical tunnel under each entry point. Wait for all lemmings to enter, trapping them in the tunnels. Then, from left to right, carve each tunnel straight down, nearly to the bottom but hook to the right, taking lemmings with you as your carve.

dyork said...

Level FUN/12: carve a tunnel to continue the lowermost staircase, and watch the lemmings bunch up in a square cavity. Cut a tunnel out of that cavity on the left side and repeat the process.

Isi said...

I´m stuck on FUN level 22, there´s no way to get them home in time :(
and at TRICKY level 5 where do they have to fall the second time? Please help me - i´m so desperate

dyork said...

Level TRICKY/5: (Erase tool only): carve a single Z-shaped tunnel through the vertical pillar to solid ice, down and left through ice (avoid lattice), then down and right through lattice to ground.

dyork said...

Level Tricky/18 Lemmingentry Who?

Stuck. Cannot see how to avoid the splat. It's just too far to drop.

Anonymous said...

dyork, how did you manage to beat level tricky level 17, diet lemmingade?

Anonymous said...

still stuck on level 12 :-( another help please

Anonymous said...

Shame there isn't a speed up tool.

Anonymous said...

Dyork - Tricky 18, I can save one lemming by having the cursor right at the center of the line and following him as he drops. I can't seem to sync the two to arrive there at the same time, which might save them both.

Anonymous said...

level 17 tricky. anyone?

dyork said...

Level Tricky/17: not hard, but you have to work quickly. Draw:
1. Bridges over each fire.
2. Stepped platforms to bottom level (& vertical wall on left as needed)
3. Herringbone to top of wall.
4. Sloping ramp under/over/under/over finishing at right spiral.
5. Herringbone to exit (avoid the fire). Walls as necessary.

dyork said...

Finished 48 levels (FUN + TRICKY).

Last level is Join the Dots. Tricky to analyse, but mind-numbingly easy to execute. Easy target, so little to do, so much time to do it in.

This is fun. Bring on MAYHEM!!!

wmhlang said...

PLEASE !

Can someone give me a hint on Tricky/23 ?

With only a minute to do it, I must be missing something rather obvious :/

wmhlang said...
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wmhlang said...

How do you make them walk left and up, without falling into the path you make to get to the right ?

wmhlang said...

Level Tricky/17: you are right dyork, not that hard... but doing it within the time limit is the challenge. I finished that one with one second to spare !!

Suggest making the path as short as possible - NO extra superfluous walking / direction changing space.

Anonymous said...

dyork how did you do Tricky 18?

wmhlang said...

Tricky 18:

You First turn the right guy around, then erase a VERY small divit (using just the bottom of the circle cursor) right on center with the "home base". You will need to get the exact pixel :P

Takes a few tries.

wmhlang said...

*divot.

You literally need to erase 1 or 2 pixels from the bottom of the line

(kind of an annoying level)

Anonymous said...

Did anyone figure out Tricky/23?

wmhlang said...

dyork did... and i'm still waiting for him !!

:P

Anonymous said...

Tricky/23 ... the turnaround is at the crack in the "V" across the block. Make a scoop just past it to make it work. However, I can't seem to get them to the exit fast enough or figure out a way to cut down the time it takes to get them there!

dyork said...

Level Tricky 23: easy when you know how, but you have to be quick!
Hint: erase the equivalent of a herringbone!

1. Carve short tunnel from trench to left platform.
2. Carve tunnel 45 degrees up and right, about half way.
3. Leave about 2 pixels, continue tunnel short distance.
4. From bottom of continued tunnel, carve tunnel 45 degrees up and left to exit.

Lemmings will magically cross a 1-2 pixel barrier going up, but not once they reverse.

dyork said...

Anyone get 100% on Tricky 15/Landslide?

Best I can do is 6/10.

I wish the game recorded time and percentage. I think I got 100% on all the others, but it's hard to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Tricky/23 -- Wow, dyork, I'm totally not following your instructions! Any way you could post a screenshot somewhere?

wmhlang said...

THANK YOU dyork !!

Got 23 on my 1st try :D
(hate the silly pixel levels)

I got 8 on level 15... never even bothered to look for the 5th pod.

wmhlang said...

Level 24:

So far managed to get only ONE in !

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wmhlang said...

Screenshot of Level 23:

This didn't work as a link, but just paste in your browser...

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4232/level23c.png

wmhlang said...

And a close-up of 23:

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2440/level23close.png

wmhlang said...

Finished all the Trickys !

dyork said...

Well done!

Re T23 screenshot: second one is exactly like mine. First is probably quicker, but I can still get 100% with about 5 secs spare.

Level T13: prize for most frustrating, because it's so easy to make a mistake.

Level T18: best Eureka moment, realising the drop is one pixel over the splat limit. Carving a tiny ramp reduces the drop by one pixel, so no splat!

Level T19: most satisfying: getting 100% in 1 minute needs quick work and precision timing.

Level T23: another Eureka moment.

Level T24: most anticlimactic. What a waste of space.

I'm ready for some more...?

v_dragon said...

after beating all the tricky, taxing and mayhem are still grayed out. :(

Did i do something wrong or is it still under development?

wmhlang said...

They are grayed out for me too :/

...and no explanation as to why !!

Anonymous said...

Tricky/24 - what am I missing here if it's so simple?

wmhlang said...

T/24:

Look for blocks that stray from the pattern.

Anonymous said...

And be very careful when you want to go to the Main Menu through the right click options, because right under it there is the CLEAR SAVE DATA option, which will delete all your progress... ahem...

Peter said...

It's the LITE version, the extra levels probably aren't included.

Anonymous said...

On level Tricky 17 there's a short cut (intended or not, it might be a bug). You can make the lemmings fall down through the right side of the fourth fire, that is, draw a line from the right of the third platform so that the lemmings fall on the right side of that fourth fire and (as if by magic?) they will land on the second pillar from the left. Draw the line very carefully, they must fall exactly on the vertical line that encloses the fire on its right side. A bit more or a bit less won't work (they will change direction when touching the "wall" or fall into the fire). This saves a lot of time...

Nkt.

The Gordo said...

Oh, boy, did this bring back memories! Thanks, Bart.

dyork said...

Re Tricky/17: well spotted.

Actually, it's quite easy to funnel them into the right side of the 4th fire, and they just drop through.

BUG!!!

dyork said...

Found these author comments on Newgrounds.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/577897

Says levels removed to fit inside 10MB upload limit.

Bart (if you're reading this): maybe you could have a chat with the author?

wmhlang said...

Yeah, nice catch on 17.

I'll submit it isn't really a bug, since the lemmings can walk right thru those walls (into the fire).

And dyork, I'll 2nd your nomination for T13 being the most frustrating !!

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wmhlang said...

Here's a screenshot of T18, if anyone needs it:

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6033/divot.png

Isi said...

still stuck at tricky level 5, can someone post a screenshot from the second place to fall? thanks

Anonymous said...

wmhlang, thanks for the screenshot of Tricky 18, I'm stuck on that level. Unfortunately I can't see it. I get an error message: 404 Not Found. I tried both with IE and Opera.

Anonymous said...

thanks for all the help on tricky 17 guys. worked a treat! now stuck on tricky 20

& i used to be so good at lemmings..

Anonymous said...

In spite of not being able to see the screenshot for Tricky 18 I finally got it... Just one sigle pixel can spoil it all!!

wmhlang said...

@ Isi

2nd place to fall ?

Where exactly ?

Isi said...

@ wmhlang

That´s exatly my problem, it seems every place is too high. I could only make a lemming-squishy :)

Isi said...

oh, i mean exactly...
PS: they already fall off the grid on the left side and turn around.

wmhlang said...

Tricky 5

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3821/48164737.png

Anonymous said...

Could I have some pointers for level 20 TRICKY please?

wmhlang said...

Tricky 20:

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/1452/20lem.jpg

Got all 10 on Tricky 21, btw.

Anonymous said...

awesome, thankyou wmhlang

Anonymous said...

re: TRICKY 20.

wait no... its not giving me nearly enough time left to save them all.. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

I've been on T24 for ages now. Tried so many combinations but can't work it out. Any help? I've tried looking for the odd blocks but I'm having trouble working out which ones they are.

wmhlang said...

T24: The 6 odd blocks...

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2458/33467476.png

Played T20 again, same way, and finished w/ 2 seconds left.

Isi said...

thanks for the help at T5, but i can´t see the screenshot :(

wmhlang said...

...did you paste the address I posted into your browser bar ?

It's not a link.

Anonymous said...

How do you get from tricky to taxing?

wmhlang said...

...click your heels together.

Anonymous said...

wmhlang, could i ask which browser you are using? I tried Tricky 20 on Ie & it seemed a little faster than chrome.. still not quick enough though

Lynn said...

Tricky/20 - Same problem here, although my drawing is nearly identical, where his last lemmings are at 1:34 mine are at 1:24 ... where are those 10 seconds going?

Anonymous said...

Glad to know its not just me

Anonymous said...

Tricky 20 . I tested in Chrome vs FF and found that in Chrome they drop 20 seconds faster. Beat the level easily. - AnonB

wmhlang said...

Opera

Anonymous said...

Help please - stuck on Level 12 Tricky - please please please help...

wmhlang said...

12 Tricky:

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8213/95819982.png

Anonymous said...

@ whmlang - awesome - thank you!

Anonymous said...

could anyone please help me at Fun 22? is there any trick?

and Tricky 11, i'm so stuck... it can't be possible, the single lemming level, he's too slow!!!

Anonymous said...

Did the fun and the tricky games. But taxing and mayhem won't open. Bummer!! Does anyone know how to open these levels?

Anonymous said...

@ Fun 22: just make a stairs through the trees...

Anonymous said...

tricky level 13? i just won`t get it!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE somebody get me thru Tricky 19

Anonymous said...

ehm what to do at level T15, they splash as they fall down??

Anonymous said...

answer T13: there 4 pleace were the fall down, set your mind on 3 off theme--- then you can make it in time! good luck

Anonymous said...

Wow! I remember having trouble loading this from my floppy disc without the joystick mode!!! Thanks Bart for this, nostalgia, I'm rolling in it!

Anonymous said...

I still can't figure out tricky 15. I've done the precise erasing pixel thingie that you said but they always splash and I'm out of time.

Anonymous said...

Bit late, but does anyone have any idea how to do Level 19 Tricky. Can't find any possible method of getting all Lemmings home!

Anonymous said...

I can't get tricky level 4!!! Help!!!

Gordon Byast said...

any one know how to do lvl 23 ive go that lemming feeling with just draw it seems impossible

Gordon Byast said...

T13 I HAVE NOT GOT A CLUE HOW TO DO THIS HELP

john smith said...

level 22 fun is impossible. could someone please post a screenshot.

john smith said...

level 22 fun is impossible. could someone please post a screenshot.

Jasmine Phillips said...

Taxing Level 1, help please!

Anonymous said...

does anyone have a screenshot of level 22? don't get it:( so tricky that i'm getting mad :D

JamesBlog said...

Can someone help me with Level 23 The Boundary Line from the Tricky Level?

 

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