Lemmings (DOS)

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Lemmings
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Platform: DOS
Year: 1991
Developer: DMA Design Limited
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series, see Lemmings.

Lemmings is a puzzle game where you try and safely lead a line of lemmings to the exit of a dangerous room. Because they simply walk forward, regardless of the hazards that lie ahead of them, you must change their behavior to keep them from falling, drowning, burning, being squished, and any other manner of horrible death.

You do this by giving the lemmings various jobs like digging, climbing, building, blocking, etc. Each stage increases in difficulty; the first 20 stages or so are relatively easy and teach you the basics of the game. The next 20 teach you more of the advanced tactics and require you to get creative. However, by the time you reach the last levels, the game becomes aggravatingly difficult. It stops being about figuring out the puzzle, and starts being about how accurately you can time your clicks. And since they only give you just enough lemmings to finish the stage, a single mistake forces you to restart the entire level.

Screenshots

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The loveable title screen.

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I got this!

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The first level is a piece of cake.

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You know it!

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Working with climbers and miners.

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Well shucks!

Music

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Lemmings features a combination of unique songs, nursery rhymes, classical pieces, and covers from other video games. The original soundtrack was composed by Tim Wright and Brian Johnston, and their music was arranged for the DOS port by Tony Williams. Music is not tied to specific levels and simply cycles through tracks 2-18 as you beat each level. However, this pattern is interrupted on four special levels, E1M22, E2M14, E3M15, and E4M22 which do have custom music.

The music could be played either on AdLib or any other OPL2 compatible, or on the Tandy 3 Voice. Currently, only the AdLib recording has been made.

Both Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings would eventually be bundled together on one CD starting in 1993, while including Colin Anderson's Redbook Audio tracks of the tunes that play in both games but at the cost of their AdLib and Tandy 3 Voice soundtracks. The CD audio would eventually also be included in the 3DO and Philips CD-i versions in 1994.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Lemming 1 Brian JohnstonColin Anderson 1:13
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202 Lemming 2 Brian JohnstonColin Anderson 1:56
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203 Lemming 3 Brian JohnstonColin Anderson 1:38
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204 She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain TraditionalTim Wright, Colin Anderson 1:11
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205 Ten Lemmings TraditionalTim Wright, Colin Andersen 1:12
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206 Can-Can Jacques OffenbachTim Wright, Colin Anderson 1:05
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207 Tim 1 Tim WrightColin Anderson 2:08
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208 Tim 2 Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:15
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209 Tim 3 Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:15
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210 Tim 4 Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:57
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211 (How Much Is) That Doggie In the Window? Loulou GastéTim Wright, Colin Anderson 0:50
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212 Tim 5 Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:43
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213 Dance of the Reed-Flutes Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:38
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214 Turkish Rondo Wolfgang Amadeus MozartTim Wright, Colin Anderson 1:25
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215 Dance of the Little Swans Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:45
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216 London Bridge Is Falling Down Traditional, Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:24
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217 Forest Green Traditional, Ennio MorriconeTim Wright, Colin Anderson 2:00
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218 Beast I David WhittakerColin Anderson 1:33
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219 Menace David WhittakerColin Anderson 2:00
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220 Awesome Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:22
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221 Beast II Tim WrightColin Anderson 1:49
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222 Intro Joe Loss and His OrchestraColin Anderson 0:43
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223 Intro (No SFX) Joe Loss and His OrchestraColin Anderson 0:42
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Let's Go! Tony WilliamsTony Williams 0:01
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02 Lemming 1 Brian JohnstonTony Williams 1:55
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03 Lemming 2 Brian JohnstonTony Williams 3:40
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04 Lemming 3 Brian JohnstonTony Williams 2:25
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05 She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain TraditionalTim Wright, Tony Williams 1:55
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06 Ten Lemmings TraditionalTim Wright, Tony Williams 2:16
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07 Can-Can Jacques OffenbachTim Wright, Tony Williams 1:55
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08 Tim 1 Tim WrightTony Williams 1:44
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09 Tim 2 Tim WrightTony Williams 2:00
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10 Tim 3 Tim WrightTony Williams 2:48
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11 Tim 4 Tim WrightTony Williams 3:19
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12 (How Much Is) That Doggie In the Window? Loulou GastéTim Wright, Tony Williams 1:38
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13 Tim 5 Tim WrightTony Williams 3:04
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14 Dance of the Reed-Flutes Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tim WrightTony Williams 2:32
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15 Turkish Rondo Wolfgang Amadeus MozartTim Wright, Tony Williams 2:16
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16 Dance of the Little Swans Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tim WrightTony Williams 2:16
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17 London Bridge Is Falling Down Traditional, Tim WrightTony Williams 2:00
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18 Forest Green Traditional, Ennio MorriconeTim Wright, Tony Williams 2:48
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19 Beast I David WhittakerTony Williams 2:58
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20 Menace David WhittakerTony Williams 3:14
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21 Awesome Tim WrightTony Williams 2:25
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22 Beast II Tim WrightTony Williams 3:02
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Credits

(Sources: 1, 2, 3)

Game Rip

Format

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The original music files are in the AdLib.DAT and TandySnd.DAT files and have yet to be ripped properly. The VGM rip was made by logging the AdLib data from DOSBox. This rip should be updated once the original music files have been properly extracted.

The DAT files can be decompressed with this program. The decompressed AdLib.DAT files contains the titles for the music files, although several of them have been updated to their current titles to better fit what the song actually is.

The CD audio was extracted to WAV using IsoBuster, then converted to Ogg Vorbis through Audacity. The tracks seem to all be identical to the MIDI music used in Lemmings for Windows 95 and the PlayStation version.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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(No Source - There is no sound setup. The game automatically detects which device you have and uses the optimal.)

Any 100% AdLib compatible device will be detected as AdLib. If you are using a Tandy with an AdLib card, the game will not give you the option of using your Tandy 3 Voice. Thus, if you want to hear the music at the lower fidelity, you'll have to manually remove your AdLib card. This is not neccessary with DOSBox, as you can simply increase the cycles and thus not let Lemmings load the AdLib driver.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Lemmings
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-05-??
Publisher: Psygnosis Limited
  France.svg   France
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Title: Lemmings
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Psygnosis Limited
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Lemmings
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Psygnosis Limited
  Italy.svg   Italy
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Title: Lemmings
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Psygnosis Limited
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: Lemmings
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Psygnosis Limited
  Israel.svg   Israel
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Title: Lemmings
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Psygnosis Limited

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