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Lemmings (US prototype)


Lemmings (c) 1991 Data East.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 14 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6809 (@ 4.0275 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.757 Khz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024


Players : 2

Control : trackball

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Developed by Psygnosis.


When the Arcade machine was being written, the CEO of Data East apparently wouldn't start a meeting without challenging the person to a 2-player version of lemmings! This is also where the fast forward of Lemmings 2 came from, we saw it in the Arcade version, and borrowed it. Its now very hard to play the original Amiga one without the fast forward. The arcade version was joystick or trackball.


- UPDATES -


The US cocktail version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


- SERIES -


1. Lemmings (1990, Commodore Amiga)

2. Oh No! More Lemmings (1991, Commodore Amiga)

3. Lemmings Jr. (1991, Apple Macintosh)

4. Save The Lemmings! (1991, PC [MS-DOS]) : a short game featuring 8 unique Lemmings levels.

5. Christmas / Holiday Lemmings 1991 (1991, Commodore Amiga)

6. New Year Lemmings 1991/92 (1991, Commodore Amiga)

7. Cristmas / Holiday Lemmings 1992 (1992, Commodore Amiga)

8. Lemmings - The Official Companion (1993, PC [MS-DOS]) : A book with a bonus disk, featuring 16 new levels.

9. Lemmings 2 - The Tribes (1993, Commodore Amiga)

10. Christmas Lemmings 1993 (1993, Commodore Amiga)

11. The Lemmings Chronicles / All New World of Lemmings (1994, PC [MS-DOS])

12. Christmas Lemmings 1994 (1994, Commodore Amiga)

13. Lemmings Paintball (1996, PC [MS-DOS])

14. The Adventures of Lomax (1996, Sony Playstation)

15. 3D Lemmings (1995, PC [MS Windows])

16. VS Lemmings (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color)

17. Lemmings Revolution (2000, PC [MS Windows])


- PORTS -


This prototype arcade version is already a port from an orginal computer game released in 1990 on the Commodore Amiga, and was later ported to severals system, here is the full list :


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1991)

Sega Mega Drive (1992)

Nintendo Famicom (1992)

NEC PC-Engine Super CD (1992)

Atari Lynx (1992)

Sega Master System (1993)

Sega Game Gear (1993)

Nintendo Game Boy (1993)

Panasonic 3DO (1994)

Amiga CD32 (1994)

Philips CD-I (1995)

Sony PlayStation (1995, "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings")

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000, "Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings")


* Computers :

PC [MS-DOS] (1991)

Macintosh (1991)

Commodore C64 (1991)

Acorn Archimedes (1991)

Amstrad CPC (1991)

Atari ST (1991)

NEC PC 98 (1991)

Sharp X68000 (1991)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1992)

Commodore Amiga CDTV (1992, "CDTV Lemmings")

Sinclair Sam Coupe (1994)

IBM/Microsoft - OS/2 (never finished)


* Others :

Mobile Phone (2004)